Zen Garland has a General Path that serves as a foundation for spiritual development uniting us all. This Path offers a holistic, phased approach to spiritual development in the following areas: Zen Meditation, Spiritual Guidance with Zen Garland Zen Teachers, Ethics, Social Justice and Social Service, Embodiment, Character Development, Zen Buddhist and other spiritual sources and commentaries.
We offer four advanced Practice Paths – Zen Buddhism, Christian Zen, Native American Zen and Aikido Zen. All these Paths offer Expressions, including Spiritual Development, Teaching, and Ordination as a Priest or Minister.
The establishment of Practice Paths in Zen Garland and the empowerments and ordinations of Zen teachers, Zen priests and Zen ministers leading Practice Paths flow from Roshi Paul Genki Kahn’s empowerment as a Zen Buddhist priest, master teacher, lineage and precept holder. Zen realization and actualization are the heart of our spirituality and beyond form and formlessness. Being so, Zen can express itself in infinite forms. The Zen Garland Practice Paths transmit the heart of Zen, share a General Path that provides common ground, and offer such unique expressions for spiritual practice as Christian Zen, Native American Zen, Aikido Zen.
We also offer certification tracks in Pastoral Counseling, Buddhist Hospice Training and Chaplaincy.