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Zen Mountain Monastery

Zen Mountain Monastery Review

This monastery resides in a four-story bluestone–and–white oak church on 230 acres bordered by the Beaverkill and Esopus rivers. The building, constructed by Norwegian craftsmen at the turn of the 20th century, includes a 150-person meditation hall, a dining hall, and resident and guest quarters. The only way to visit is to partake in introductory Zen instruction—offered Wednesday evenings and as weekend retreats—or in the Sunday session of services, zazen (or sitting) meditation, and lunch.

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  • Address: S. Plank Rd. off Rte. 212, Mount Tremper, NY
  • Phone: 845/688–2228
  • Cost: Wed. free; Sun. $5 donation
  • Hours: Wed. 7:30pm–9pm, Sun. 8:45am–noon
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  • Location: Mount Tremper

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