Five Mountain Order Governance
Five Mountain is a Nevada Non-Profit Religious Organization, Formed 2012
FMZO operated as a personal venture of Ven. Wonji from 2008-2012, and then was converted in
2012 into a Nevada non-proift religious organization, owned and operated by its members at large.
The formal governance of FMZO is through the Officers and Directors of the Non-Profit
Following the death of Ven. Wonji, new Officers and Directors are yet to be voted on by the membership
Five Mountains of Practice
Our Dedication is alignment with the Four Great Vows
Our Non-Discrimination Policy
Since the 12th century, Zen practice has been described. in the Ten Ox Herding Pictures, as defined by Chinese Chán (Zen) master Kuòān Shīyuǎn (廓庵師遠).
The Ten Ox Herding Pictures follow the path from engagement to execution, in this manner:
We believe in the mystery that is our life. The Buddhadharma teaches us that our lives function within questions and not inside of ideas, constructs, metaphors or philosophies. Following our path which leads from some of the greatest teachers of Zen Buddhism - which include Seung Sahn Dae Jong Sa and Ji Bong Soen Sa as well as The Venerable Dr. Thich Thien-An and The Venerable Dr. Suhita Dharma - we engage our lives in this moment, without dependence upon the past, the present, or the future. We engage our lives with the constant unfolding of each and every moment, while radiating the true love and compassion of the Buddha Way.