We live in a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. It is because of this that CloudWater Zendo created the Bamboo Grove, symbolic of an oasis of peace, clarity and underdstanding which can assist us to survive and thrive during times of turmoil.
The Bamboo Grove is an initiative which promates opportunities for learning and reflection.  With meditation serving as the roots, learning and reflection as the stalk, and dynamic qi (chi) practice as the energy-giving leaves, it is possible to create a grove of tall, flexible bamboo, a community of people whose spirituality is strong enough to endure whatever life presents and to drive the change which is so desperately needed in this age.

We are most fortunate to have the resources which can make The Bamboo Grove a living reality.  We have a centrally located center, dynamic spiritual and energetic traditions from which to draw, and a diverse, talented community of people, monastic and lay, both here and abroad, who are committed to making The Bamboo Grove a resource which can benefit a great many people.

Monthly workshops led by Ven. Shih Zhong-Xin and senior monks will cover a wide variety of topics which will be stimulating, thought-provoking and enlightenening, and which can assist us to formulate stategies for dealing with fear, doubt and uncertainty.

And of course, our regular Zen Meditation sessions and Buddhist services provide a firm foundation, a field if you will, in which our Bamboo Grove can thrive.  All we need to do is to cultivate that field so that everyone can become spiritually stronger together, and in doing so, become the change we wish to see in our world.

Bamboo Grove