http://www.zendo.org.nz/ (Diamond Sangha, New Zealand) Description: connected to the sôtô and rinzai school of zen; information on zen and its practice; introduction of the Diamond Sangha and its teachers; information on affiliated groups in various cities, like the Maitai Zendo; articles; newsletters from the Nelson Maitai Zendo; texts; information on zazen and rituals; offering a zen distance training; workshops; sesshin; retreats; links to related online resources; site-tour; Citation: We are a Zen Buddhist organisation in the Diamond Sangha lineage, in New Zealand. [...]
Robert Aitken Roshi and his wife Anne founded the Diamond Sangha in 1959 in Hawaii. This lineage now has thirty-six teachers world-wide including Ross Bolleter; Roshi in Perth, Mary Jaksch Roshi in New Zealand. Glenn Wallis Sensei is based in Dunedin NZ though is curently overseas read more.
Diamond Sangha teachers lead retreats in the USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, England and Germany.
As the lineage has roots in both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen, Diamond Sangha teachers offer both Koan study, and Shikantaza ('just sitting').
Diamond Sangha is a lay lineage, not a monastic lineage, with the ideal of bringing to our practice the joy and pain of everyday life, the great 'monastery without walls'. Site content: (1) information; (2) reading; (3) practice; (4) events; (5) links; (6) zen distance training;
Subject: Rinzaishû, Sôtôshû, Japanese Buddhism abroad Region: New Zealand NZ Language: English
Ressource type: Corporate homepage