New Zendo to be Setup in Phoenix, Arizona

July 30, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel,4560,0,0,1,0

Sedgwick, Maine (USA) -- The Engaged Zen Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a new Zendo for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The zendo temple has been named "Daihisan (Great Pain Relieving Mountain) - Jigen-ji (Compassionate Eye Temple)" by Ven. Shodo Harada, Roshi abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan.

The Engaged Zen Foundation envisions the creation of an inner city zendo and community center serving the inner city of Phoenix directing particular attention to working with and training at-risk youth. Daihisan will be a center that fosters the acceptance of all people, without any regard whatsoever to religious or political beliefs, racial or ethnic background, age, economics, gender, sexual orientation or criminal history.