The Morgan Bay Zendo

The Zendo is located in Surry, Maine, and offers an opportunity for people to practice Buddhist meditation whatever their background or faith may be. Zendo practice includes elements from Zen, Ch'an and Vipassana schools of Buddhism.


Buddhist meditation is a means of developing the mind so that it may be awakened to its own inherent wisdom and compassion. To facilitate this awakening, the Zendo offers retreats as well as meditation each Sunday throughout the year and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the summer.

Special events are scheduled frequently and information may be found here, by e-mail, or telephone. If you would like to receive our regular e-newsletters and our occasional print newsletters, please contact us.

The Morgan Bay Zendo    532 Morgan Bay Road    Surry, Maine 04684

Copyright 2016 Morgan Bay Zendo. All rights reserved.






Our annual print newsletter is available to read & download here at our website. 

The 2015 Fundraising Campaign was successfully concluded with over $14,000 raised, $10,000 of which was matched by a generous donor. Additional contributions are welcome. Please click here to learn more. Here you'll find a short video about the past, present, and future of the Zendo and a photo gallery highlighting needed renovations.

Please SUBSCRIBE to our Email Newsletter for updates about events and retreats.

Morgan Bay Zendo



  • MBZ News
  • The Knowing Hands That Carved This Stone The Greenbelt Museum outside Washington, DC has a special exhibit about Lenore Thomas Straus whose sculptures grace the grounds of the Morgan Bay Zendo and the Blue Hill Public Library ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 8:58 AM by Susan Guilford
  • "Cypress Tree in the Garden" just published Author Rick McDaniel's just-published 4th book in his series about Zen Buddhism, "Cypress Trees in the Garden", is about Zen centers across America. MBZ is featured on the ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2015, 12:24 PM by Susan Guilford
  • "Mindfulness" on Maine Calling In the April 15, 2014 Maine Calling broadcast on MPBN Radio, host Jennifer Rooks spoke with Nancy Hathaway, Mindfulness Teacher with the Center for Studying Mindfulness (and MBZ member ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:58 PM by Susan Guilford
  • 2013 Summer Visitors We spent last Sunday through this Friday at the Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine. Getting there was another instance of pure road magic. While at a public library in ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 2:26 PM by Susan Guilford
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