Founded in 1994 by Zen priest Sokai Geoffrey Barratt, Haku-un-ji (White Cloud Temple) provides a tranquil and supportive environment for the practice and study of Zen Buddhism in the tradition of Rinzai (Lin-Chi), a prominent 9th century Chinese Master. Rinzai Zen as practiced here, has come to us from Japan.
Those new to Zen Buddhism will find a supportive and focused approach to learning about and beginning a meditation practice. Experienced meditators will find rich opportunities to deepen and extend their practice. The zendo (Meditation Hall) maintains a tight form with supportive guidance and instruction from ordained monks and nuns. We ask all newcomers to Haku-un-ji to attend an Orientation, regardless of previous experience with Zen or meditation in general. Please click here for times and information.
We offer a robust weekly schedule, monthly one-day zazenkais and multi-day zazenkais with a visiting Zen Priest twice a year. Special events are also offered throughout the year.
Haku-un-ji is affiliated with a network of Zen Centers including Rinzai-ji Zen Center and Mt. Baldy Zen Center.
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