Zen Buddhism emphasizes meditation as the means to study ourselves and understand who we truly are.
The Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism (MRO) was founded in 1980 by American Zen Master John Daido Loori, Roshi. The MRO is an organization of associated temples, practice centers, and sitting groups in the United States and abroad. Daido Roshi is the abbot of the MRO's main house, Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, N.Y., and Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei is resident teacher at the MRO's New York City affiliate, the Zen Center of New York City: Fire Lotus Temple.
The MRO seeks to provide modern training that integrates spiritual practice with daily life. Dharma talks are an essential aspect of Zen training, and the talks offered here were given at both the Zen Mountain Monastery and the Zen Center of New York City.