The White Plum Asanga is an organization of peers whose members are leaders of Zen Communities in the lineage of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi.

The White Plum Asanga was established by Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931-1995), one of the great pioneers of modern Zen, who opened up a unique tradition of Buddhist practice to a worldwide movement.

He received dharma transmission from Baian Hakujun in the Soto lineage. He also received Inka in the Shakyamuni Kai through Koryu Roshi and received Inka in the San Bo Kyo Dan through Yasutani Roshi. He drew from an exceptionally rich background and expressed the teaching of the Buddha in a very broad and colorful way.

The teachers and practice centers that are listed on this site represent the vision of Maezumi Roshi.

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