Empty Moon Zen practices within a larger network of Zen sanghas in both the Harada Yasutani and Soto Zen lineages. While our teachers are eligible to join the American Zen Teachers Association, and our householder teachers the Lay Zen Teachers Association, our sangha has no larger formal affiliations.

We do seek counsel and work with other teachers within our lineage in informal ways. Here is a partial list of the communities those teachers belong to.

Boundless Way Zen

Buddhist Temple of Toledo


Empty Sky Sangha

Living Vow Zen

North Carolina Zen Center

Vine of Obstacles Zen