Zen Center of Los Angeles
|Zen Center of Los Angeles|
|Location||923 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006|
|Affiliation||White Plum Asanga|
ZCLA observes a daily schedule of zazen, Buddhist services, and work practice. The Center's programs include introductory classes, sesshin, workshops and training periods, as well as face-to-face meetings with Abbot Wendy Egyoku Nakao and other Center teachers. The sangha practices zazen and koan training in the Maezumi-Glassman lineage.
ZCLA's mission is to know the Self, maintain the precepts, and serve others. The Center serves by providing the teaching, training, and transmission of Zen Buddhism. ZCLA's vision is an enlightened world in which suffering is transcended, all beings live in harmony, everyone has enough, deep wisdom is realized, and compassion flows unhindered.
- Conrad Butsugen Romo in front of ZCLA during the 40th Anniversary celebration
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- Seager, Richard Hughes (1999). Buddhism in America. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-10868-0.