Introducing ZPI Affiliate: Great Mountain Zen Center

To strengthen our planetary network, ZPI will feature newly affiliated groups.

Join us here on the Hive to explore some of the offerings of the organizations affiliated with ZPI.

Introducing a new ZPI affiliate group:

What is your organization’s name?

Great Mountain Zen Center (GMZC).

What type of Affiliate would you like to be identified as in our ZPI HIVE?

Regional Affiliate

What is your mission?

To promote the practice of Zen Buddhism, as transmitted through an authentic historical lineage, by providing opportunities for meditation, worship, and the study of Zen Buddhism.

Where is your organization based?

Berthoud, Colorado.

How many regular members do you serve?


Tell us a bit about how the group was conceived?

GMZC is in the White Plum Asanga lineage of Maezumi Roshi. It was formed when Shishin Wick, Roshi moved to Colorado to form a Zen Center.

Tell us about one exciting project, program, retreat, or other offerings you are currently working on?

Shinko Perez Roshi is offering a number of programs on Zen of the Sacred Feminine which is an activist program to bring attention to the Eco-crisis, international conflicts, and other conflicts. We also offer Zen meditation retreats monthly.

How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement? Best to include a specific story or anecdote to illustrate.

The Zen of the Sacred Feminine bears witness to the patriarchal destruction of the planet and offers positive action to correct the imbalance. Also, we house rescue animals at our Center and bear witness to the consciousness of other species.

What is the most meaningful challenge your organization faces?

Finding the financial resources to support our activities and temple.

Your main website URL:

To visit GMZC’s Facebook page, click HERE.

Main contact’s info: Mike Mui Lewis, Resident Priest.

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