Gokokuzan Sogenji, the main monastery in Okayama Japan
The main monastery was build 300 years ago and Zen practice has been taken place there ever since. Great Zen masters came forth from this Zendo, and Shodo Harada Roshi is the 36 abbot of the monastery. He is giving life to the vision of his teacher Yamada Mumon Roshi by mainly teaching foreign students as well as teaching abroad. His translater is Daichi Zenni, who also cares for the sangha in the zendokan position.
Hokuozan Sogenji monastery in Northern Germany
The old farm was bought in 2010 and ever since with the help of Werner as ingeneer and the sangha as man power reconstructed into a smooth functioning Zen monastery. The system was taken from Sogenji and slightly adjusted to Western culture.
Harada Roshi has been coming about 6 times each year to lead sesshins and guide the sangha in their deepening of mind.
Here you can find a list of webpages by ODZ groups
Tahoma Sogenji Monastery USA:
ODZ Copenhagen, Denmark:
ODZ Hamburg Germany:
ODZ Budapest Hungary:
www.onedropzen.hu and www.zenkolostor.hu
ODZ Palermo Italy:
ODZ Riga Latvia
ODZ Merida Mexico:
ODZ Szczecin Poland
ODZ Ljubljana Slovenia:
Hidden Valley Zen Center USA:
ODZ Seattle USA:
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