About Blue Cliff Zen Center

Blue Cliff Zen Center is a non-profit organization registered with the state of Oregon. Our lineage is the Zenways branch (Zendo Kyodan) of the Japanese Rinzai Zen tradition of Zen master Shinzan Miyamae. London Zenways, led by Daizan Roshi, is a sister group of ours and has been instrumental in us growing our roots. We offer weekly Zen meditation sessions, Zen yoga, mindfulness courses, and teacher trainings. We also do Breakthrough to Zen Retreats, community service projects, and Zen ceremonies.

Our vision is to support the greater community by offering meditation and mindfulness activities that foster well-being, vitality, and awareness. We are committed to making these practices accessible for everyone and helping to foster a more awakened community and world.

Our teachers: Matt Shinkai Kane is currently the guiding Zen teacher (roshi) at Blue Cliff Zen Center. For a biography about our teachers please visit this page. Please visit the Zen shop page for other books and resources about our lineage.