Links

This list of internet resources is not meant to be comprehensive, but offers resources of interest to the Stillpoint sangha.

Teachers

Reb Anderson, Tenshin Roshi is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, ordained as a priest by Shunryu Suzuki in 1970. Tenshin Roshi teaches at the San Francisco Zen Center.

Sanshin Zen Community is a network of individuals and groups who practice the shikantaza (just sitting zen) taught by Dogen Zenji and study under the guidance of Shohaku Okumura Sensei, in the manner taught by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi.

Mt. Equity Zendo is a dwelling place for the practice of Dogen Zen or Shikantaza (serene reflection), the central school of the Soto Zen tradition, and the seamless practice of mindfulness. Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, Mt. Equity is under the direction of Rev. Dai-En Bennage.

Zen Center of Pittsburgh is a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple, in the lineage of Rev. Dainin Katagari. Founded in 1999, ZCP is situated just thirty minutes north of Pittsburgh, PA. Serving as the head priest is Rev. Kyoki Roberts.

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has earned a reputation as a respected writer, scholar, and leader. He championed a movement known as "engaged Buddhism," which intertwined traditional meditative practices with active nonviolent civil disobedience. He has been living in exile from his native Vietnam since 1966, and calls Plum Village, a meditation retreat center he founded in the south of France, his home.

Zen Centers and Buddhist Organizations:

BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.

The Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh is an association of Buddhist groups, formed for the purpose of disseminating information about and promoting the growth and cooperation of its member groups, as well as meeting the needs of individual Buddhist practitioners.

The International Zen Association is composed of the disciples of Master Taisen Deshimaru, a student of Kodo Sawaki, as well as all the Soto Zen dojos and zazen groups whose coordinators practice together regularly at the Zen Temple of La Gendronniere during the major annual sesshins.

Mt. Baldy Zen Center is a community engaged in the study and practice of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. It was founded by Joshu Sasaki Roshi, and through his guidance the monks and nuns continue to conduct the training in a traditional manner.

The San Francisco Zen Center was established in 1962 by the late Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi, and has grown into three Zen Center practice places: Beginner's Mind Temple in San Francisco, Green Gulch Farm in Marin County, and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen training monastery in the West.

The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is an organization of associated Zen Buddhist temples, practice centers and sitting groups in the United States and abroad. MRO was founded by Abbot John Daido Loori, inspired by Zen Master Dogen's Mountains and Rivers Sutra. The mainhouse of the order is Zen Mountain Monastery, a residential retreat center in the Catskills of New York state.

References and Resources:

A very large site full of Zen texts, research, and an international index of Zen Centers.

A continually-growing online resource for translations and explanations of Soto Zen liturgy.

The Internet Guide to Zen Online Resources. Currently this page provides WWW links to nearly 200 information facilities world-wide.

Buddhanet's eBook Library has extensive titles on general Buddhist topics as well as Mahayana and Therevadin texts and teachings.

One of the highlights to this website is it's modern translations of over 800 important suttas in the Pali Canon (Tipitaka).