Empty Moon Zen

A community of Zen practitioners

walking the intimate way together.





Empty Moon Zen is a network of Zen practitioners across the United States and online. Our community welcomes all regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, gender expression, or previous experience. We are committed to supporting all those seeking to cultivate authentic and rigorous spiritual practice in the Zen tradition. Come explore the Great Matter with us.

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We are led by a group of experienced  practitioners, both lay and ordained, and offer training opportunities drawing on our Soto heritage and the Harada-Yasutani koan curriculum.

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Most of our practice groups meet online through Zoom. Some of our practice groups in WA and PA are also meeting in person only or dual platform. Shared practice periods are available every day.

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If you are new to Zen and wondering where to start, or if you are an experienced practitioner looking to deepen your practice, there are a variety of resources below to support you.

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“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.”

Eihei Dogen Zenji

Founder of the Soto School