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  • In stillness the muddied water returns to clarity.
    —Lao Tzu

  • Mountain Zen Practice Center is a group of folks interested in Zen Meditation as practiced at the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, California, under the guidance of Cheri Huber. It is organized and financially supported by the people who practice in the Asheville area.

  • This website contains information about local and regional activities of both Mountain Zen Practice Center and the Zen Monastery Peace Center. For additional information about other regional, national and worldwide events, please visit

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  • Isn’t it extraordinary to realize that a mere shift in attention will produce the life experience we choose? We don’t have to get rid of people, move, change jobs, rob a bank, or run off to parts unknown. Everything in our lives can be exactly the same, and, with that shift in attention, everything in our lives is completely different.
    —Cheri Huber