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Women's Monastery Abbess Shundo Aoyama Roshi and her attendant and Abbess Dai-En after her Abbess Installation Ceremony greeting the Abbess' mother.

MEZ Friends

The first of the six “Perfections,” or Paramitas, is Giving. In giving we receive merit, because we help something good continue in the world.  When we give, it actually benefits our meditation practice, strengthening our ability to trust the universe and what comes. A flow and ebb is created in both directions.

Donations help to maintain Mount Equity and aid unwaged participants. It is through the mutual exchange of offerings for the priceless Dharma teachings that a Zendo is able to flourish and meet the growing needs of those who come to its doors.

Rev. Ryoshun Barbara Lutz from Germany with Abbess Dai-En.

Becoming A Friend of Mt. Equity Zendo
Thanks to the donations of many people in the past we are able to provide Zen Meditation retreats today. Mount Equity Zendo is a 501(c)3 religious organization and all offerings made beyond the suggested donations are tax deductible. Friends receive discounts on retreats, free Tuesday/Thursday evening meditation, and access to our library. To become a MEZ Friend, please consider the level of monthly support you feel most comfortable with:

$20 (Mindful Friend)
$30 (Concentrated Friend)
$40 (Insightful Friend)
or other (Flexible Friend)

...and email us at registrar, mail us at:

Mt. Equity Zendo
479 Village Road
Pennsdale, PA 17756-7873

No one is turned away for lack of funds who sincerely wishes to try this practice.  We recognize the circumstances of students and persons on fixed incomes.

Pictured: Ryosen-San and Fuukan-San with Mackey the cat.

Mt. Equity Zendo offers Zen Meditation and the seamless practice of mindfulness.

For information on Mt. Equity's programs call 570-546-2784 or e-mail registrar.
Mt. Equity Zendo is located at 280 Mt. Equity Rd. Pennsdale, PA 17756-6564