Have good trust in yourself, not in the one that you think you should be, but in the One that you are.

—Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Taizan Maezumi Roshi

The White Plum Asanga is an organization of peers whose members are leaders of Zen Communities in the lineage of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, Roshi (1931-1995), one of the great pioneers of modern Zen.

Maezumi Roshi established the White Plum Asanga in the late 1970s, opening up a unique tradition of Buddhist practice to a worldwide movement.

Maezumi Roshi received Dharma transmission from Baian Hakujun in the Soto lineage. He also received Inka in both the Shakyamuni Kai, through Koryu Roshi, and in the San Bo Kyo Dan (Three Treasures school) through Yasutani Roshi.

Maezumi Roshi 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.

Baian Hakujun Kuroda

Koryu Roshi

Yasutani Roshi