The Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) was founded in 1967 by Taizan Maezumi. Associated with the Soto Zen sect, it provides
Buddhist teaching and training to both lay people and monks. This collection spans 1937-2012 and primarily consists of teaching
materials, which are both written materials and audio recordings. The collection also includes book manuscripts, Maezumi Roshi's
notebooks and personal files, and ZCLA administrative records.
The Zen Center of Los Angeles (ZCLA) was founded in 1967 by Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Associated with the Soto Zen sect, ZCLA
provides teaching and training to both lay people and monks. ZCLA provides classes, intensive meditation, Buddhist services,
workshops, and opportunities for service. Maezumi Roshi was born in Japan on February 24, 191. His father was Soto priest
and he was ordained as a novice monk in the Soto lineage at age eleven. He moved to the United States to serve as a priest
at the Zenshuji in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Maezumi Roshi also founded the White Plum Asanga and the Yokoji Zen Mountain
Center. He died unexpectedly while on a trip to Japan in 1995. As of 2017, the Center is under the direction of Roshi Wendy
64.2 linear feet
(83 boxes, 5 cartons, 3 shoe boxes, 58 flat boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes, 1 phonograph box)
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