Zen Mountain Monastery awarded Sacred Sites Grant

The main house at Zen Mountain Monastery

Repairs are underway on a 1930s drainage system at Zen Mountain Monastery, in Mount Tremper, NY, thanks in part to a $9,000 Sacred Sites Grant awarded them by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. A report in the Hudson Valley Daily Freeman notes that the monastery, “originally built as a Dominican retreat house starting in the 1920s,” is considered by the conservancy to be “significant as a unique example of Norwegian-inspired Arts and Crafts style architecture in the region.”

Zen Mountain Monastery was founded in 1980, and 40 lay residents and monks maintain a variety of religious, cultural, and ecological programs that draw upwards of 4,000 visitors annually. Read the full Daily Freeman piece here.