Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center

Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center

A community of people practicing meditation and studying Buddhist teaching, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Vision Statement

Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center is dedicated to developing greater freedom of the heart and mind through the practice and teachings of the Buddha.

The Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation sangha aspires to be egalitarian, transparent, and inclusive.

Rooted in the Theravada tradition, Still Mountain actively seeks meaningful dialogue between various Buddhist schools for deeper learning, understanding, and wisdom.

Participants are not asked to subscribe to any belief system but are encouraged to look to their own practice for what is useful. Teachings are offered as guidance.

Still Mountain aspires to cultivate and express kindness and compassion toward all beings.

Latest Posts

The Third Noble Truth

The 3rd Noble Truth is the truth of the cessation of suffering.  In the first two talks, we learned about the nature of suffering and the cause of suffering.  Now we’ll explore the cessation of suffering.  From the Buddha: Here, a bhikkhu understands as it actually is: “This is the cessation of suffering”.
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The Teachers' Council is offering beginning meditation instructions prior to Sunday Sitting on a periodic basis. The instructions include mindfulness, basic focus on the breath...

Community Meeting Minutes from April 7th

1. Board report -    Yair, President Board monthly meeting - The board’s monthly meetings are taking place on the first Sunday of the month at...
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Basic Insight Meditation For Mindful Living

Mindfulness is a gateway to lasting personal transformation. In this class, develop mindfulness using insight and concentration meditation techniques. The class provides a kind and...
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Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Meditation Apr 20 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Sunday Meditation and Discussion Apr 21 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday Morning Meditation Apr 23 6:30 am - 7:15 am
Basic Insight Meditation for Mindful Living Apr 23 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday Morning Meditation Apr 27 8:00 am - 8:30 am
Sunday Meditation and Sharing Apr 28 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday Morning Meditation Apr 30 6:30 am - 7:15 am

Most of our events are currently held online; however, everyone is welcome to join us in person or online on Sundays for our weekly meditation. If you plan to join us at the Turner Senior Resource Center, be sure you are fully vaccinated and bring a mask.

The birds have vanished down the sky.

Now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,

until only the mountain remains

[Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain, by Li Po (701-762)]
translated from the Chinese by Sam Hamill.