Affiliated Teachers

The teachers listed here are Full Members of the SZBA. This means they were ordained in recognized Soto Zen lineages and have received full authorization to teach from their own teachers (this authorization is called Dharma Transmission and is not something conveyed or administered by the SZBA; click to read the other requirements for membership in the SZBA).

Associate members who have not yet received full teaching authorization but lead a Zen practice group or center under the guidance of an authorized teacher are listed with an asterisk (*) next to their names. The teachers listed here do not represent all Soto Zen teachers in the US or elsewhere.