Buddhism WWW Virtual Library - The Internet Guide to Zen (Ch'an,
Resources. Contents: Zen Buddhism; General Resources;
Schools of Zen Buddhism; Hakuin Ekaku School of Zen Buddhism; Harada-Yasutani
School of Zen Buddhism; Zen Koans Study Pages 20th c.; Zen People
and Their Teachings; Daily Zen Sutras; Zen Documents and Writings;
Zen Electronic Newsletters and Journals; Zen Buddhism Electronic Forum;
Zen Organizations and Institutions; Directories of Practice Centers;
Diamond Sangha Home Page; Zen Names; Zen Calendar; Zen Buddhism Online
Order of Hsu Yun Chinese Zen (Ch'an).
The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun (ZBOHY) was created to spread the
teachings of Ven. Master Hsu (Xu) Yun, China's greatest Zen (Chan)
master of the 20th Century. Our priests follow in the Southern School
(Mahayana) lineage of Hui Neng, the Sixth and last Patriarch of Zen.
For a comprehensive overview of Zen history, psychology, and practice,
visit The Seventh World of Chan Buddhism, prepared for this site by
Rev. Ming Zhen Shakya (a priest of Nan Hua temple in the People's
Republic of China. As always, our Temple doors are open, the virtual
incense is burning .
The Ch'an Meditation Center and Institute of Chung-Hwa Buddhist Culture
is a division of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association. It is
a place of serenity and self-cultivation, located in Elmhurst, Queens,
a multicultural neighborhood in New York City. We welcome all those
interested in meditation and the study and practice of Buddhism, regardless
of background, age or ethnic origin. We offer access to Buddhism through
a variety of approaches, including classes and lectures on Buddhist
scriptures and philosophy, introductory meditation, retreats, chanting
and ceremonies. The Center is also a small monastery where bhikshus
and bhikshunis (fully ordained monks and nuns) live and practice the
traditional precepts including harmony, celibacy and purity of mind.
International Zen Association
The International Zen Association (IZA; in French, l'Association Zen
Internationale, or AZI) is composed of Master Deshimaru's disciples,
as well as all the dojos and zazen groups whose coordinators practice
together regularly at the Zen Temple of La Gendronniere during the
major annual sessions. A cultural association founded in 1970 by Master
Taisen Deshimaru to support his mission, the International Zen Association
has as its goal the dissemination of Zen practice and teaching as
transmitted by Master Deshimaru, in an effort to help today's civilization
resolve the serious crisis it is facing. The IZA is part of
the Soto Zen school and is recognized by the Japanese Zen authorities.
- San Francisco Zen Center
Founded in 1966 by Soto Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki-roshi, comprises
three practice places: City Center in San Francisco, Green Gulch Farm
in Marin and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center near Monterey - all in
California. This website includes descriptions of the centers, provides
schedules of events and programs, and offers excerpts of books by
Zen Center teachers as well as sutras chanted here. Soon to be added:
a photo gallery, a notice board and a page of links.
Bai Zan - Cho Bo Zen Ji
Zen Temple in Seattle, with on-line beginning instruction, Dharma
talks and electronic bookstore. Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji or "The
Listening to the Dharma Zen Temple on Great Plum Mountain" was founded
in Seattle, WA by Zen Master Genki Takabayashi. Genki Roshi (Zen Master)
was invited by the Seattle Zen Center to become the resident teacher
in the fall of 1978. He accepted, and by 1983, after a few incarnations,
formalized his teaching style around a small group of students, and
founded Cho Bo Zen Ji.
Zen Studies Society
The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to assist the Buddhist
scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West. In
1965 it came under the leadership of a Japanese Zen monk, Eido Tai
Shimano, who shifted the emphasis towards zazen (Zen meditation) practice.
With his dedicated energy, and the help of many Dharma friends and
supporters, two centers for Zen practice came into being: New York
Zendo Shobo-ji, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan; and Dai Bosatsu
Zendo Kongo-ji, deep in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.
In 1972, Eido Shimano Roshi received Dharma transmission from Soen
Nakagawa Roshi, and today serves as the abbot and spiritual teacher
of these two zendos in the Japanese Rinzai Zen tradition.
in Water Zen Center
CiWZC is a Zen community located in the warehouse district of St.
Paul, Minnesota, organized around authentic practice realization and
Zen training. Amidst a warm and open environment, CiWZC welcomes students
at all levels to develop and deepen their spiritual practice through
a broad range of programs and offerings. Our website includes schedules
for zazen, programs, and retreats; information about our center and
teachers; dharma talks and sutras; meditation instructions; and much
Zen Hospice Project
Located in San Francisco, the Zen Hospice Project is dedicated to
the care of people who are approaching death and to increasing our
understanding of our own impermanence.
Zen Mountain Center
Nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California, Zen Mountain
Center is dedicated to the teaching and practice of Zen Buddhism.
The center welcomes participants at any stage of life or experience.
In addition to Zen meditation instruction and practice, the center
hosts a variety of retreats and workshops in related disciplines,
such as T'ai Chi and Yoga. Founded in 1979 by Taizan Maezumi Roshi
as a summer retreat for the Zen Center of Los Angeles, it now serves
as a year-round Zen Training Center. Run by co-Abbots Tenshin and
Seisen Fletcher, it attracts an international community of practitioners.
The Prairie Zen Center is a group of individuals studying Zen in the
lineage established by Charlotte Joko Beck of the Zen Center of San
Diego. We offer weekly sittings, periodic workshops, and, six times
a year, sesshin led by one of Joko's dharma successors, Elihu Genmyo
Smith. Elihu now lives in Champaign, Illinois and serves as our resident
Zen Sunsite Homepage
This site features a translation of The Gateless Gate, which is a
famous collection of koans.
Alan Watts Electronic University.
This site features the sale of audio and videotapes of lectures by
Alan Watts as compiled by his son, Mark.
- Dark Zen
The teachings of Mystical Zen Buddhism, named one of the top ten
Buddhist related sites on the net by PC magazine, Dark Zen is a well
written and maintained site, with excellent articles and teachings
Zen Meditation Center
Minnesota Zen Meditation Center was formed nearly 30 years ago. The
founding abbott, Dainin Katagiri Roshi was invited to come from California
to teach a small but growing group of students interested in the dharma,
among them current head priest Sekijun Karen Sunna. Rev. Sunna studied
with Katagiri Roshi until his death in 1990, and was installed as
head priest in September, 1997. Today MZMC works to maintain a vibrant,
welcoming community committed to the teaching and practice of Zen
Buddhism. It offers daily sitting meditation, weekly classes and lectures,
and intensive meditation practices such as retreats. MZMC is a member-supported
non-profit organization operated by a board of directors and small
staff. Its main offices are at its Twin Cities temple, also known
as Ganshoji. MZMC also owns and operates country facility called Hokyoji
in southern Minnesota near the Iowa border.
Zen Center/Heartland Temple
Located in Omaha, NZC is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple in the tradition
of Zen Master Dogen. Our Head Priest and teacher is Rev. Nonin Chowaney,
an American Zen Master ordained and authorized to teach by Rev. Dainin
Katagiri. We offer daily meditation, intensive retreats, classes,
and workshops. Detailed information, including dharma talks by Rev.
Chowaney and current and back issues of our newsmagazine, Prairie
Mountain Buddhist Temple
Pine Mountain Buddhist Temple is a small monastic community on 45
acres in the mountains north of Ventura, California in the Ozena Valley,
with retreat facilities for guests. The resident monks are members
of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, founded by the late Rev.
Master Jiyu-Kennett. The daily practice is Serene Reflection Meditation
Baldy Zen Center
Mt. Baldy Zen Center was founded in 1972 by Joshu Sasaki Roshi and
is the main training facility of Rinzai-ji. Joshu Roshi is now in
his 93rd year and has been teaching in the United States for 37 years.
The website offers information about the center, the activities, formal
practice etc. Weekly updates for practitioners connected to the center
inform about current events. The news section also contains on-line
newsletters, texts of sutras, and a glossary of Japanese terms used
at Mt. Baldy.
SWZC is a residential, urban Zen practice community in San Diego couty's
South Bay area ... a member of the White Plum sangha. Our head teacher
is Anne Seisen Saunders. SWZC is a Zen Buddhist community in San Diego
county. SWZC offers opportunities for Zen meditation, koan practice,
and explores practices from other traditional and contemporary spiritual
A unique and elegant environment. Profound contemplation of the day,
inspiring artwork, seasoned with a dash of humor to en-lighten the
day. Come visit this spacious haven steeped in Zen spirit.
of Zen-Master Kopp
Zen-Master Kopp is an enlightened one whose luminous transforming
wisdom opens new paths of spiritual realisation to those who truly
seek spiritually. He leads the TAO CHAN Centre, Wiesbaden, Germany
as the dharma-succesor of the late (1977) Zen-Master Soji Enku Roshi
This Homepage is in German and English and the books of Zen-Master
Kopp are translated into English.
Field Zen Center
Dharma Field offers daily meditation, retreats, a three-year curriculum
as well as advanced seminars in Buddhist studies which provide a complete
background in Zen, the teachings of the Buddha, the Wisdom teachings
of Mahayana Buddhism, and the essentials of Buddhist psychology. The
head teacher at Dharma Field is Steve Hagen, author of Buddhism Plain
Community of Oregon
Zen Community of Oregon is a zen practice center based in Portland,
Oregon. We are affiliated with the Soto Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi
Roshi and the Rinzai Zen lineage of Shodo Harada Roshi. This site
provides information about our activities, schedule, and zen training.
The Communityemphasizes zen practice in the midst of daily life.
Art by Monk SongYoon
This is ths Web site of a Zen monk-artist in Korea, Ven. SongYoon:
"As a contemporary
seeker on the Path, I have chosen painting as my own special way of
living amongst the people. My training as a monk sutra study,
chanting, meditation prepared me well for this experience.
Particularly the meditation. Zen meditation is much brighter than
the gold and silver of the world, and its scent is more elegant than
that of all the flowers in the marketplace. Diamonds are both beautiful
and indestructible; yet following the laws of karma, they will inevitably
return to dust. The crystallization of Zen, however, is as endless
and infinite, as is the scent of a painting."
Street Zen Center
Hartford Street Zen Center, San Francisco is a small Buddhist center
of the Soto Zen tradition. We offer a schedule of traditional Zen
Buddhist practice for the lay community in a comfortable and friendly
environment.We have three scheduled meditation periods each weekday
and one meditation period and a Dharma talk on Saturday. Classes on
Buddhism or specifically Zen is offered frequently. One day sittings
are available each month. Meditation instruction is available by confirmed
in Daily Life
Zen in daily life
the Soto approach to Zen, introduce Zen teacher Dogen teaching and
many issues such as Zen and Judo and the Martial Arts, Zen and art,
Zen in Japan and Zen in Israel, Dogen on time and death and many other
subjects concerning combining Zen meditation, finding true self, activating
humanism compassion, and creativity in full function in modern society
of the 21 century.
Eyes Zen Center
Description: Zen practice, meditation and retreats led by American
Zen Master Ji Bong (Dr.Robert Moore) in the Korean Chogye lineage
of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Located in Long Beach, Southern California.
Hole Buddhist Abbey
Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey is a Buddhist monastery and retreat centre
in the Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition (J. Soto Zen, C. Tsao
Tung) and is within the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. It is located
in Northumberland, England. All are warmly invited to join the Abbeys
programme of lay training which include introductory retreats, weekend
retreats, week retreats and residential lay training.
Zen Mountain Monastery is an American Zen Buddhist monastery and training
center for monastics and lay practitioners of the Mountains &
Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism. At all times the training program is
devoted to one thing only: the clear and direct realization of enlightenment
ZENVC is an organization dedicated to fostering the growth of everyday, "
real world" compassionate action, by integrating the wisdom of Zen Buddhism with the techniques of Nonviolent Communication (aka NVC, developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg). This site offers resources for anyone wanting to practice in the midst of worldly life.
Dharma Zen Center was founded in 1974 by Zen Master Seung Sahn, and
is located in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Our Guiding Teachers
are Zen Master Ji Bong (Robert Moore) and Paul Park, JDPSN. The Center
is an affiliate of the Kwan Um School of Zen.
- The Zen Site
This site is dedicated to a better understanding of Zen, its history, its teachings and its philosophy. Includes a comprehensive Zen book review section, critiques of Zen, translation of Sutras and writings by and about Dogen and Nagarjuna. A wide-ranging collection of authoritative writings about Zen Buddhism.
- The Center for Pragmatic Buddhism
We utilize Chan and Zen Buddhist practice methods that resonate with Westerners, including the central practice of sitting meditation (zazen). The Pragmatic Buddhist approach uses modern-day language to explain Buddhism's relevance to the contemporary Western lifestyle.
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