Cold Mountain Zen


Relying on the Generosity of Others

Cold Mountain Zen relies on volunteers to do its work every day. Some individuals help to set up for daily zazen: setting out cushions, preparing the altar and the tea. Other people volunteer to make sesshin run smoothly, from sending out emails to preparing the zendo, cooking and welcoming guests. Volunteers record, upload and transcribe teishos, as well as maintain the website on a regular basis. The Board of Directors is comprised entirely of volunteers from the sangha.

Take your practice into service by volunteering!

If you would like to get involved, please talk with Kurt Spellmeyer or the host volunteer at one of the sitting groups. You may also email


Our Many Thanks for Contributions to this Website

Calligraphy by:

Chia-ju Chang

Photos Generously Provided by:

Anannya Dasgupta
Ilusha Tsinadze