Welcome to Green Mountain Zen!

We are Zen Buddhist practice community based in Wellington, New Zealand. We offer a regular programme of classes in sitting meditation, half- and full-day Zen retreats and Sesshin (extended retreats). The community is under the guidance of Philip Shinko Squire, Roshi, and affiliated to Yokoji Zen Mountain Center in Southern California.


During New Zealand being in alert levels 4, 3 and 2 all Green Mountain Zen events have been moved to video conferencing.
We are practising together:

  • Tuesday 6:30 am (one 40 minute period of zazen)
  • Thursday at 7:30 pm (two 25 minutes of zazen and a talk)

If you are interested in joining, please contact us via e-mail. 

We will restart our regular Thursday evening meditation in the Quaker Hall on the 18th of June.

If you have never done any Zen Meditation before, we are happy to facilitate an “Introduction to Zen” session via video conferencing as well.