Sanshin Affiliate Centers
Below are links to Zen centers that are part of Sanshinji's larger sangha. Among these, there are six centers that are formal affiliates of Sanshinji:

- Anshin Zen Centre Roma
- Colombia Zoto Zen Community
- Zendo L'eau Vive
- Gyobutsuji
- Redwood Zendo
- Leaf of Grass

Links to their websites are in the list below.

Anshin Zen Centre Roma
Founded by Rev. Doryu Cappelli and Rev. Gyoetsu Epifania, students of Okumura Roshi. For information contact: tel. 065811678 - 3280829035 Email: or

Antaiji - Temple of Peace
The temple of our ancestors Uchiyama-roshi and Sawaki-roshi, founded in 1923, with history, photos and discussion of current events.

Atlanta Soto Zen Center
Founded by Rev. Taiun Michael Elliston.

Austin Zen Center
Zen center in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki-roshi where Okumura-roshi visits to lead retreats.

Berkeley Zen Center
Established by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and his Dharma heir Sojun Mel Weitsman. Okumura-roshi visits to lead retreats.

Buddha's Robe Is Sewn

Chapel Hill Zen Center

Colombia Soto Zen Community
Founded by Rev. Shotai de la Rosa and Densho Quintero, Dharma heirs of Shohaku Okumura in Bogota, Colombia

Dharma Field Zen Center
Zen center in the lineage of Dainin Katagiri-roshi located in Minneapolis. Okumura-roshi visits to lead retreats.

Great Tree Zen Temple
Temple founded by Rev. Teijo Munnich, Dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri-roshi.

Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery
Gyobutsuji (Practice Buddha Monastery) is a small mountain monastery devoted to the practice of zazen. Located in the Ozark mountains of Northwestern Arkansas, practice at Gyobutsuji aims to realize the spirit of the ancient teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and Eihei Dogen Zenji through the contemporary Soto Zen practice styles of Kosho Uchiyama Roshi and his Dharma heir, Shohaku Okumura Roshi.

La Stella del Mattino
Website of Rev. Yushin Marassi, an Italian Buddhist cleric who practiced at Antaiji. Includes original articles, Dogen and Uchiyama texts, and information about zazen groups in Italy.

Leaf of Grass
Founded by Doan Brian Roessler in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Redwood Zendo
Redwood Zendo is a community Soto Zen practice center in Redwood City, California under the guidance of Shohaku Okumura Roshi. It is managed locally by Jim Biggs, Okumura Roshi's disciple.

San Francisco Zen Center
Center founded in 1962 by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Okumura-roshi makes regular visits to lead retreats.

About Soto Zen, how to do zazen, articles, and lists of temples and centers around the world. This is the official international website of the Soto Zen school.

Stillpoint Zen Community - Pittsburgh
A lay Zen Buddhist organization where Okumura-roshi visits to lead retreats.

The Blooming Lotus
The Blooming Lotus, just above Roots restaurant on the square in Bloomington hosts a period of Zazen on Saturday nights at 5:30pm.

Zendo L'eau Vive
Founded by Rev. Shoju Mahler, a Dharma heir of Okumura-roshi in France.

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