Crestone Mountain Zen Center offers residential monastic Zen practice and meditation under the guidance of Head Teacher, Zentatsu Baker Roshi, Dharma Heir of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Zen practitioners are welcome to join the daily schedule or apply for a variety of Zen programs.

Crestone Mountain Zen Center is located on the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado. Nestled against rugged 14,000-foot peaks and surrounded by 240 acres piñon pine and juniper forest, the beauty and seclusion of our Center is a unique environment for contemplation and inquiry.

Covid-19 Safety

We recognize that the Covid pandemic brings a level of complexity regarding those who come to stay at CMZC, whether for individual retreats, group events, or to join in daily practice. Our responsibility is to maintain the safety and health of all of our guests and of the resident group here. Please review our Covid-19 Safety Measures before scheduling your visit.

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Membership is an opportunity to express your commitment to practice and your commitment to helping others practice.

You can select between four levels of membership starting at $25 per month. Benefits include programs at Crestone Mountain Zen Center as a guest or student.

Recent Activities

Podcast: The Craft of Zen

We’ve recently launched a Podcast – The Craft of Zen – featuring Baker Roshi’s lectures and riffs. In addition to…

Building a New Retreat Cabin

Crestone Mountain Zen Center is building a new free-standing, self-sufficient retreat cabin (with a bathroom and kitchenette). We have already…

Women Ancestors Join Us for Service!

We are happy to share with you the arrival of women to our morning invocation of ancestors who’ve been instrumental…

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