The Empty Moon Zen. Network is an independent Soto Zen Buddhist community. We like to say we are a Soto community with a North American accent.
The ordination lineage of our senior teacher, James Myoun Ford, comes from Houn Jiyu Kennett, the first Western woman to receive Dharma transmission in the Soto tradition.
We also transmit the Soto reformed koan curriculum developed by Daiun Sogaku Harada at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Myoun Osho is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and of the American Zen Teachers Association.
We are as we said, independent. That said, we have connections through lineage and style, and these sanghas we particularly love & recommend:
Boundless Way Zen, Worcester, MA
Bright Way Zen, Portland, OR
Dharma Rain Zen Center, Portland, OR
Empty Sky Zen Sangha, West Cornwall, CT
Greater Boston Zen Center, Cambridge, MA
Greater Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo, OH
Long Beach Buddhist Church Zen Sangha, CA
Maria Kannon Zen Center, Dallas, TX
Nebraska Zen Center, Omaha, NE
Pacific Zen Institute, Santa Rosa, CA
Rocks and Clouds Zendo, Sebastopol, CA