Mission Mountain Zen is a community of practitioners dedicated to Soto Zen Buddhist practice, located in northwest Montana. We want to make this practice, of returning to our true nature, available to everyone.

The guiding teacher is Zenku Jerry Smyers, a Dharma Teacher in both the Soyu Matsuoka and Shohaku Okumura Soto Zen Lineages. Links to Zenku’s dharma talks are available on this web site in written, audio, and video form.

Our current meeting location is at Zenku’s home at 25364 Old US Highway 93, Dayton, Montana.

Usually, we meet each Wednesday night at Zenku’s home at 7pm at 25364 Old US Highway 93 in Dayton Montana for meditation. We also have special services celebrating Buddhist Holidays, during the year, that includes a formal dharma talk followed by covered dish dinner. (Note that we start at 6:30pm on Wednesday’s on Buddhist Holidays.

We also offer one day (zazenkai), weekend, and 5 day meditation retreats (sesshin’s) throughout the year.

Newcomers are always welcome. Contact Zenku at the email address or phone number below to get on the weekly email reminding everyone of upcoming events.