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:

I. By providing a training ground for work practice and right livelihood for Zen Mountain Monastery residents and volunteers,

II. By offering finely crafted products that support your spiritual practice and have a low negative impact on the environment.

Dharma Communications is the not-for-profit educational and outreach arm of the Mountains and Rivers Order and a right-livelihood enterprise. Right livelihood is one of the principles of the Eightfold Path of the Buddha, and within the MRO it is expressed as work practice—work as sacred labor. In all of our activities and decisions, we strive to be guided by the Buddhist Precepts, or moral and ethical teachings. 

                               May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
                               May they be free of suffering and the root of suffering.

                                                                    From The Four Immeasurables