The Blue Cliff Zen Sangha is an independent Soto Zen Buddhist community .
Our ordination lineages derive through Houn Jiyun Kennett, the first Western woman to receive Dharma transmission in the Soto tradition and through Seido Suzuki Roshi.
We also transmit the Soto reformed koan curriculum developed by Daiun Sogaku Harada at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
We are affiliated with Boundless Way Zen. Our ordained teachers are members of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association.
In addition to the Boundless Way these are some of the communities with whom we also have lineage connections. We are closer to some than others. But all are communities we at the Blue Cliff love and can recommend.
Bright Way Zen
Dharma Rain Zen Center
Empty Sky Zen Sangha
Greater Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo
Joseph Priestly Zen Community
Maria Kannon Zen Center
Nebraska Zen Center
Pacific Zen Institute
Rocks and Clouds Zendo