North Cascades Buddhist Priory is a contemplative Buddhist monastery in the Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen) tradition. The Founder of North Cascades Buddhist Priory is Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett (d. 1996), whose Transmission of the contemplative Heart of Buddhism we aspire to continue. The abbot is Rev. Master Koshin Schomberg. The Priory is a member of the Serene Reflection Dharma Association.
The priory consists of a monastic community, located in South Pierce County, and a lay congregation. Meditation groups meet regularly at the monastery and in Seattle. Buddhist festivals are celebrated at the monastery. The monastery offers overnight retreats for people who wish to seriously pursue the practice of Serene Reflection Meditation.
This website has audio recordings of Dharma talks given by Rev. Master Koshin. It also has articles written by members of the monastic community, as well as Rev. Master Koshin’s book on the Buddha’s detailed Teaching on karma and rebirth (dependent origination).
Rev. Master Koshin has created a website devoted to the "appreciation, understanding and dissemination of the teachings of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett, especially as expressed in How to Grow a Lotus Blossom or How a Zen Buddhist Prepares for Death." The website's address is:www.howtogrowalotusblossom.org. Click here for a PDF of this website’s contents as of May 13, 2016. Click here to purchase a Kindle version.
Contact information for the monastery:
PO Box 650
McKenna, WA 98558
Telephone: (360) 458-5075
Contact information for the Serene Reflection Dharma Association:
Dean of the Association: Rev. Master Mokushin Hart
Rev. Master Basil Singer
Rev. Master Bennet Laraway
Rev. Master Hector van der Marel
Rev. Master Teigan Stevens, a priest in the same Transmission lineage as the priests of the Priory, leads a meditation group that meets on Bainbridge Island. The contact person for the meditation group is Jim McCormick. The contact phone number is 206-780-0613.
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