Welcome to Great Tree Zen Women's Temple
We are located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains near Asheville North Carolina. Rev. Teijo Munnich, our founder, began to envision the establishment of a residential center for women in 1983. Since that time the vision has expanded and broadened. The name “Great Tree” implies a tree that reaches in many directions and nourishes all beings.
About Our Temple
The primary purpose of Great Tree Temple is to provide opportunities to enter more deeply into the practice of self-reflection in order to learn to live in peace and harmony with all beings.
Great Tree at times offers short-term residency to women only. Residency at Great Tree means participating fully in our daily schedule which includes meditation, work practice and study.
COMING WINTER 2021
February 13, 20 & 27
A Special Saturday Lecture Series with
editor of the Light That Shines Through Infinity by Katagiri Roshi
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join us for this very special program
As a precaution against the spread of Covid-19, the Great Tree campus remains closed to the public until further notice.
Be on the lookout for email updates and check out our ONLINE offerings and EVENTS.
"I would like to encourage women, men and children in the ten directions to join the practice in order to form a good affinity with the Truth of Life."
Rev Teijo Munnich