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Accommodations

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center is located high on Sonoma Mountain, on eighty acres of secluded and serene oak woodland and redwood forest overlooking the Valley of the Moon. The center's handcrafted buildings are constructed from recycled materials taken from old barns in the area. Over the past few years, the Temple has constructed several new buildings including a Japanese inspired bathhouse, residential quarters with private guest suites and a stunning community building with shared rooms for housing guest. The Temple supports an intimate community with a small residential program and a larger membership that joins in practice. We engage in an authentic Zen tradition through daily practice, retreats, group retreats, special events, and solo hermitages.

(Overnight packages start at $100/night per person and include meals, snacks, coffee & tea)

Facilities

Meditation Hall

Steeped in the ambience manifested from decades of continuous meditation practice, the temple's spiritual heart is contained within the walls of its great Zendo. Featuring over 1,000 square feet of space, guests can immerse themselves into the profound silence and serenity of this sacred hall for meditation practice or other group activities. The Zendo can easily be arranged according to group needs with chairs, tables, and meditation cushions. The hall features sliding soji screen windows that open up to a stunning view of the surrounding great redwoods. Cooling fans are available for warm summer days and central heating provides a cozy environment for cold winter days.

(Guest Fee: $300/day or FREE to groups of 20 or more)

Meditation Hall
Meditation Hall

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Meditation Hall
Meditation Hall

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Meditation Hall Altar
Meditation Hall Altar

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Meditation Hall

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Genjo Building Activity Room

This newly built and spacious building features guest quarters consisting of four shared rooms with both private and shared restrooms, plus a large multi-purpose room perfect for meditation, yoga or group meetings. Windows and glass doors invite warm and welcoming natural light into the space with sweeping views of majestic oaks nestled in the wild mountain terrain. Glimpses of gentle wild deer grazing in the grass are a frequent visual delight for our guests.

(Guest Fee for Activity Room Only: $175/day)

Genjo Building Activity Room
Genjo Building Activity Room

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Genjo Building Activity Room
Genjo Building Activity Room

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Genjo Building Altar
Genjo Building Altar

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Genjo Building Activity Room
Genjo Building Activity Room

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Community Building

Our cozy dining hall features seating for 30+ guests to enjoy either informal or Japanese-style formal Oryoki meals. The space is shared with our residents and Temple staff with adjoining kitchen and library available for guest use.

(Included with Guest Retreat Overnight Packages)

Community Building
Community Building

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Dining Area
Dining Area

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Library
Library

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Community Building
Community Building

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Bathhouse

Our Japanese inspired bathhouse is beautifully crafted using the traditional, world-renowned precision joinery work typical of Japanese old-world construction. The facility features a full bath and shower as well as a laundry/utility room for guest use. 

(Included with Guest Retreat Overnight Packages)

Japanese Inspired Bathhouse
Japanese Inspired Bathhouse

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Bathhouse Abstract

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Bathhouse Altar

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Japanese Inspired Bathhouse
Japanese Inspired Bathhouse

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Guest Rooms

Genjo Building

This newly built and spacious building features guest quarters consisting of four shared rooms with both private and shared restrooms, plus a large multi-purpose room perfect for meditation, yoga or group meetings. Windows and glass doors invite warm and welcoming natural light into the space with sweeping views of majestic oaks nestled in the wild mountain terrain. Glimpses of gentle wild deer grazing in the grass are a frequent visual delight for our guests. (Capacity -10)

(Guest Fee: $130/shared or $150/night single)

Genjo Building
Genjo Building

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Genjo Building Activity Room
Genjo Building Activity Room

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Genjo Building Restroom
Genjo Building Restroom

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Genjo Building
Genjo Building

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Ando Quarters

Our Residents' Quarters features two luxury corner suites specially set aside for guests. Each room comes furnished with two twin beds and a private restroom. Both rooms are located a short scenic walk from the bathhouse which has showers, bathtubs and laundry facilities for our guests. (Capacity - 4)

(Guest Fee: $130/night shared or $150/single)

Ando Quarters
Ando Quarters

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Ando Quarters Guest Room
Ando Quarters Guest Room

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Ando Quarters Restroom
Ando Quarters Restroom

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Ando Quarters
Ando Quarters

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Godo

Tucked away on a private corridor of the meditation hall, this cozy carpeted room features sliding Soji screen doors that open to expansive and sweeping views of the Valley of the Moon below. The rooms sleeps four guests on twin mattresses. (Capacity - 4)

(Guest Fee: $110/night)

Godo Guest Room
Godo Guest Room

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Godo Guest Room
Godo Guest Room

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