We are wayfarers from various faiths and walks of life whose spiritual explorations have led us to the practices and teachings of Zen Buddhism. Because everyday life is Zen practice, and because everyday life is different for everyone, we are primarily independent seekers going about our day-to-day lives. We come together as our schedules allow, to practice various meditative disciplines together, to support each other in our efforts, and to renew our sense of community. Because we feel an abiding respect for – and connection to – the natural world, much of our practice involves wandering and dwelling in wild places.
Some of us have chosen to formalize our commitment to practice and to community by becoming clerical members of the Order of the Boundless Way, a Zen religious order. Though ordination is not required for participation, we offer it to anyone who wishes to learn and practice Zen with us. Members of the Order are legally recognized as clergy and are sanctioned to provide all of the services normally associated with this vocation. We have no hierarchy among members and no appointed Dharma Successors.
Mountain Way Zendo
Mountain Way Zendo is a small practice center located at the edge of the woods in Grays Harbor County, along the southernmost fringe of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. In addition to teaching and conducting individual and group practice sessions throughout Western Washington, we also work with students near and far via postal and email correspondence. Mountain Way Zendo is a branch temple of the Order of the Boundless Way.
Hadashi Jeff Miles is a member of the Order of the Boundless Way (OBW) and the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun (ZBOHY). His Chinese dharma name is Fa Xing.
We welcome questions and correspondence, so if you are interested in studying with us, or simply have questions about who we are and what we do, feel free to write to us!
Mountain Way Zendo
P.O. Box 1964
Aberdeen WA 98520