MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of the American Zen Teachers Association is to foster dialogue among Zen Buddhist teachers and to provide access to information about Zen Buddhist practice and teaching.
Current members of AZTA are second+ generation Zen (Chan, Son etc.) Teachers from North America. AZTA is open for membership to all Zen Teachers from any country in the world that are deemed qualified according to our Membership criteria
It is our hope that this site will provide help in locating properly qualified Zen Teachers for those wishing to learn more about the Zen Buddha Dharma. In order to do so this site includes a database of Zen Practice Centers.
Activities of AZTA
History and Function of AZTA
For an outline of the various Schools of Zen in America see the Tradition's page