Zen San Diego

Email :  waynetourda@gmail.com
Our Mission is to perpetuate Zen Buddhism.

Pictured below: Thay Dang Ngo seated next to unidentified monk
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​On the bequest of Wayne Tourda, Zen San Diego is managed by lay practitioner, Ben Talley. after having been recognized both as Roshi in his Soto Zen years and, simultaneously, as Sensei during years of Aikido practice. Tourda is entering his 4th decade as a respected teacher of Yoga and now "Bamboo Grove" Zen -- two valuable practices that address attentional disorders, stress, and suffering.

This summer our Sangha lost three of our beloved teachers, Thay Dang Giac (below); Thay Giac Minh (below in brown) and Thay Dang Lon (not pictured) and bottom left is a statue of Bodhidharma who as a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Zen Buddhism.