Our Lineage and History

Open Mind Zen Lineage

Open Mind Zen Melbourne is part of a lineage dating back over 2,500 years to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Open Mind Zen Naples is a Soto Zen tradition, a form of Japanese Buddhism, founded by 13 th Century Japanese Zen Master, Eihei Dogen.

We are part of the White Plum Asangha, which is made up of Dharma successors of the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi,  founder of the Los Angeles Zen Center. The White Plum Asangha lineage dates back to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha.

To see this unbroken lineage, view our Lineage Chart.

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