Alan Watts become widely recognized for his Zen writings and for The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. He died in 1973 at his home in California, and is survived by his second wife and seven children. This site features the work of Alan Watts
Dharma Zen Center was founded in 1974 by Zen Master Seung Sahn, and is located in the mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. Our Guiding Teachers are Zen Master Ji Bong (Robert Moore) and Paul Park, JDPSN. The Center is an affiliate of the Kwan Um School of Ze
The web site is dedicated to the gardens of Japan, and more specifically to the historic gardens of Kyoto and its environs. Although many of these gardens are located within Zen monasteries, this site does not explore the influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese garden design, an influence that is often conjectural at best.
Online publication of enlightenment and mysticism. The official web site of the Osho movement, based in Pune, India. Contains the Osho Times, details on the Meditation Resort, an online shop and a library of Osho's books.
Inspired by a 2,500 year old Buddhist tradition, Zen Hospice Project (ZHP) is a fusion of spiritual insight and practical social action. Begun in 1987, ZHP is now nationally recognized as an innovative model in movement to improve end-of life care. ZHP provides a spectrum of collaborative services including residential hospice care, volunteer programs and educational efforts that foster wisdom and compassion in service.
The Western Chan Fellowship is a UK based organisation (with one branch in Norway) which follows the Chan lineage from Ven Chan Master Sheng Yen and also uses other practices such as the "Western Zen Retreat" and Tibetan Mahamudra. The website includes past issues of the journal "New Chan Forum", Dharma talks, retreat programme, retreat reports by past participants, etc.
Düfte der Welt : Qualität Weihräuche und Zubehöre aus den vier Ecken der Welt (Tibet, Japan, Indien, China…) die von Fairem Handel gehörende Unternehmen hergestellt werden. So werden nicht nur die Hersteller respektiert, sondern auch die Kunden. Unsere südfranzösische gegründete Unternehemen profitiert nicht nur an das regionale know-how bezüglich Düfte sondern auch auf einer weltweiten Ebene.
Bodhizendo ist ein internationales Zen-Trainingszentrum in den Perumal-Bergen Südindiens unter Leitung des indischen Zenmeisters Fr. AMA Samy. Das Zentrum steht allen Menschen offen, die an Zen interessiert sind und ein paar Tage oder Wochen in Stille, Meditation und Gemeinschaft verbringen wollen.
The Rinzai Zen Community (RZC) is an international association of practitioners following the way of Zen Buddhism. Our members come together to support one another along this transforming path of wisdom and compassion. You are very welcome to join us.
William S. "Dub" Leigh
Dub was ninety-one when he passed away on August 2, 2005. Forty some-odd years ago he was a successful Utah business man. However, he felt a certain emptiness in his life. Through a series of fortuitous circumstances, he found himself being invited to become a member of the Esalen Residency Training Program in Big Sur, California. Heeding the call, Dub left family, home and business behind and took up residence at Esalen where he was introduced to Ida Rolf and Rolfing®. Eventually, he developed into one of Ida's proteges and shared a close personal relationship with her throughout her life.
From Ida, Dub learned of an Israeli named Moshe Feldenkrais. He provided one-third of the financial resources needed to bring Moshe to the U.S. to teach. After years of study with Moshe, Dub was certified by him.
By the early 1980's, after working countless bodies, Dub was burned out and in fragile health. Again, fortuitous circumstances led him to Hawaii where he met Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi, a Zen Master, martial artist and healer adept at the use of ki (vital energy).
Tanouye Rotaishi became Dub's third major teacher. "After my training in structure from Ida and in function by Moshe Feldenkrais, the work with Tanouye Rotaishi at Chozen-ji was like a post-graduate course in reality and the meaning of life and death."
Through him, Dub gained insight into how a body could be worked using ki. In the course of this process, Dub's own health and enthusiasm for his work was rekindled.
Tanouye Rotaishi set Dub aside and asked him to continue the work and train someone to carry on after Dub's passing.
"You know how long it took you to get to where you were when you came to me. I never trained anyone before because no one ever came to me with the amount of training you had. It would have taken me years..."
Their seven year collaboration resulted in the evolution of Zentherapy®, which in Dub's words: "integrates my training and experiences with Ida, Moshe, and others, with the Eastern 'metaphysiology' of vital energy." It contains aspects of the deep tissue work of Rolf, the neuro-muscular re-education of Feldenkrais and the ki training of Tanouye Rotaishi.
In 1990 Tanouye Rotaishi asked Dub to return to the mainland to teach and find a successor to carry on his work . Currently Dub is based in Hawaii and travels the world giving seminars. Upon Dub's passing, Audrey Nakamura has assumed his duties as President.