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The Monastery Store Blog

Learn more about the products we sell—how to use them and how they're made.

Our Mission

Our mission at Dharma Communications and the Monastery Store is to help maintain and spread the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion in two ways (read more)

Zen Mountain Monastery

Zen Mountain Monastery (ZMM), the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO), is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers.

Zen Center of New York City

The Zen Center of New York City: Fire Lotus Temple is the city branch of Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order. 

Dharma Communications

Dharma Communications is the not-for-profit educational and outreach arm of the Mountains and Rivers Order.

Environmental Policy

We look forward to hearing your concerns about anything and everything regarding our business. We've pledged to minimize our carbon footprint and invite you to hold us accountable when we fall short. Call us with ideas, suggestions or questions. We are always happy to hear from you.