Who We Are

We are an order of Zen meditators who practice in the cracks of society. Recognizing the world as One Body, we are aware that beings suffer: from human degradation of our planet and mass extinction of species, from racism and other forms of cultural and religious discrimination, from the effects of war, poverty, and disease, and from the poisons of our individual and social greed, anger, and ignorance of our Basic Nature. Our members have all taken vows to work, in our respective paths, to free all beings—including ourselves—from this suffering.