Dharma groups in or related to Shunryu Suzuki's lineage
go to links page for links to other Buddhist groups and other stuff. This page is not complete and lots is outdated and not kept up well.
Also, from the San Francisco Zen Center's Web Site one can find out about the SFZC's City Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Tassajara.
Branching Streams page on SFZC site - a group of centers associated with the SFZC, just some of the groups in Suzuki lineage.
Related Organizations from SFZC site - just six and cuke.com is one.
Groups related to the SFZC and Shunryu Suzuki's lineage - off the SFZC.org site. Surely needs updating. An older and longer list.
Dharma Sangha web site for Zentatsu Richard Baker's group in America which is centered at Crestone Mt. Zen Center. Zentatsu is Shunryu Suzuki's only dharma heir in America and the only dharma heir who studied with him formally.
Peter Levitt's Salt Spring Zen Circle in Canada
Gil Fronsdal's Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City CA - don't know why. He's tight with ZC.
11-26-14 - Akazienzendo in Berlin. The teacher there is Bernd Bender (in the photo) who translated Crooked Cucumber into German. He was at the SFZC for years. - DC
6-30-12 - Nityanjali and the beginnings of a practice center in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage in Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu, India where I was last year. This is a project of Shindo Gita Gayatri who was very helpful to me there last year and with work on the Suzuki archives at the City Center in past years. Gita was ordained as a priest in the SFZC by Paul Haller who is to be involved in this project. - DC
The SZBA mentioned above is the Soto Zen Buddhist Association and has an excellent website.
The Occidental Laguna Sangha headed by Bruce Fortin meets in Sebastopol, CA, on Sunday mornings. Go to their site for details.
The following are on the SFZC links list and have just been added here haphazardly at times they were referred to in this site. I need to do a more complete list with photos and all or just link to the SFZC list maybe. - DC
Sonoma Mt. Zen Center - led by Jakusho Bill Kwong.
Kannon Do in Mountain View - led by Les Kaye.
One Pine Hall - Robby Pellet is a dharma heir of Shunryu Suzuki's son, Hoitsu, and is the teacher at this zendo in Seattle.
Steve Stucky's Dharma Eye in San Rafael
Taigen Dan Leighton's Ancient Dragon Zen Gate - Soto Zen in Chicago
Taigen's Chicago group, Ancient Dragon Zen Gate
Goat in the Road - Teacher, Yvonne Rand, a close disciple of Shunryu Suzuki and dharma heir of Dainin Katagiri, teaches out of her temple/home in Philo CA
Eihei Peter Levitt is a lay entrusted teacher (from Norman Fischer) in the Salt Spring Zen Circle, Salt Spring Island, BC. Contact is email@example.com and/or [two-five-zero-537-9567].
10-27-11 - Two new sanghas for the links to dharma groups in the Shunryu Suzuki lineage
Steve Weintraub is the teacher for the Presidio Hill Zen Group which meets on Thursday evenings, 7 - 8:30 pm at St. John's Presbyterian Chuch at Lake & Arguello in San Francisco. Their website will be www.PresidioHillZenGroup.org
Darlene Cohen's site features
These MEDITATION GROUPS
Russian River Zendo this is her home zendo
Suffering & Delight
Crystal Springs Sangha
Healdsburg Sitting Group
Here's the new web site for the Russian River Zendo
Darlene died earlier this year. Her husband Tony continues these groups.
Back Porch Zendo at the Sawyers in Occidental, CA
Zoketsu Norman Fischer and the Everyday Zen Foundation with links to pages on his books of poetry and Zen and more.
website for Reb Anderson, Tenshin Roshi
Edward Brown's www.peacefulseasangha.com/
Peter and Jane Schneider are now teaching at the Beginner's Mind Zen Center in Northridge, Los Angeles.
Two centers of Zentatsu Baker Roshi's (Suzuki Roshi's only direct dharma heir in the West). It's really weird that the SFZC doesn't mention Zentatsu's group in it's list of related groups and teachers - echoes of a family feud. Correct me if I'm wrong:
Valley Streams Zen Sangha - Sacramento - [nine-one-six-456-7752]
Dave Haselwood's Empty Bowl Sangha in Cotati, CA meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm at 8922 Poplar
Tim has passed on and so has this group.