Prairie Mountain Zen Center offers the Buddhist practices of meditation, dharma discussion and sangha (community). We provide meditation opportunities in Longmont and Fort Collins, Colorado. Prairie Mountain Zen Center is led by Reverend Jodo Cliff Clusin, a Soto Zen monk and Dharma Teacher. Cliff practiced with Dainin Katagiri Roshi at the Minnesota Zen Center from 1977 to 1989. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Shoken Winecoff Roshi, Abbot of Ryumonji Zen Monastery, in 1994 and recieved Dharma Transmission from him in 2010.

New to meditation? Beginners are welcome. Meditation instruction is offered, at the beginning of sessions or by appointment. Contact Cliff at cliff@prairiemountain.org Phone: (303) 246-8333

Weekly Events

All events are open to all on a drop in basis and you may attend for any part of each scheduled event. Please try to arrive at least five minutes before the scheduled start of a sitting meditation period. Meditation instruction is available fifteen minutes before the start of a meeting. Donations are neither requested, nor refused.


Sunday Practice:

All Sundays, (except first Sunday of each month); beginning at:
9 AM sitting meditation,
9:20 walking meditation,
9:30 sitting meditation,
10 AM Dharma talk, with tea and discussion afterward.
You are welcome to attend for any part of the morning schedule.

Weekday Morning Meditation:

Monday:  5:30 AM Siting and 6:15 AM Sitting with walking meditation in between.
Tuesday and Wednesday:  6:30 AM Sitting.
Thursday and Friday:  8 AM Sitting.
You are welcome to attend for any part of the morning schedule.
Contact Cliff: 303-246-8333 or cliff@prairiemountain.org.


Lotus Bloosom Sangha- Meditation & Mindfulness Discussion Group

Tuesday Evenings: 7:00—8:45 PM,
beginner orientation at
6:45 PM with meditation instruction,
walking meditation, sitting meditation,
Dharma teaching

Lotus Blossom Sangha was co-founded by Rev. Clusin and is now led by students in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. It is a member of the Colorado Community of Mindful Living, please contact them though their website:

Fort Collins

Meet at Plymouth Congregational Church
916 W. Prospect
Fort Collins, CO
Enter fro the parking lot at the north side of the building

Thursday Evening Meditation and Tea/Discussion

Thursday Evenings 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.
30 minutes sitting meditation;
10 minutes walking meditation followed by tea and discussion.
Please contact
Glenn Renner for information on our Thursday evening meetings.
E-mail: glennrenner@gmail.com or Phone: (970) 215-2654


Meditation Weekends

Meditation Weekends at The Meditation Place in Longmont

A chance to settle into sitting and walking meditaiton in supportaive environment, with Dharma discussion and oryoki style meals. Cost is by donation. Partial attendance is welcome.

Contact Cliff with any questions.
Please register ahead of time at:
cliff@prairiemountain.org or


Upcoming Meditation Weekends with Prairie Mountain Zen Center are being held at The Meditation Place. A chance to settle in to sitting and walking meditation in a supportive environment, with dharma discussion and oryoki style meals. Cost is by donation. Partial attendance is welcome.

Meditation Weekends in 2015

Meditation Weekend, September 12 & 13

Meditation Weekend, November 7 & 8

Year End Sitting, December 27 & 31; 5 Day Meditation Retreat,

To view and print, click here: Weekend Schedule

Donations for activities are neither requested nor refused. Donations are tax exempt under section 501(c)(3). Prairie Mountain Zen Center received its public charity status on March 12, 2008. In Gassho