Great Mountain Zen Center at Maitreya Abbey is a Practice and Retreat Center located in Berthoud, Colorado.

Maitreya Abbey

Spiritual Director Gerry Shishin Wick Roshi is a Dharma successor of Taizan Maezumi, Roshi and teacher in three Zen lineages, including Soto and Rinzai schools. Roshi Ilia Shinko Perez is the Abbess of Maitreya Abbey, is a Dharma successor of Shishin Roshi and received Inka (Seal of Approval) from Roshi Egyoku Nakao.

Roshis Shishin and Shinko with Roshi Egyoku and her partner Eberhard on the occasion of her descending the mountain of her Abbacy of ZCLA (May 2019).


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We welcome all new and sincere practitioners of Zen meditation. The Weekly Practice Schedule page  lists all our regular sittings in the Boulder area.  See the Events page for upcoming retreats.

JUST ANNOUNCED: August 1-4, 2019. Great Heart Retreat at Maitreya Abbey.

If you are new to meditation, Zen, or the area, and would like an introduction, please email the Center.



Important Forms

Combined Sesshin-Application 2019

GMZC Membership Application 2019