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.
Our senior teacher, James Myoun Ford's ordination lineage 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.
Other communities with which we have close lineage or other connections:
Boundless Way Zen
Bright Way Zen
Dharma Rain Zen Center
Empty Sky Zen Sangha
Greater Boston Zen Center
Greater Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo
Long Beach Buddhist Church Zen Sangha
Maria Kannon Zen Center
Nebraska Zen Center
Pacific Zen Institute
Rocks and Clouds Zendo