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Jijuyu-ji Zen Sangha of Cleveland is led by Sensei Dean Williams. Our practice is inspired by the teachings of the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in 13th century Japan, Eihei Dōgen. Our sangha takes its name from the title of one of his most important texts, Jijuyu Samadhi.

Anyone is welcome to join us for meditation at the scheduled times.

For all ancestors and buddhas who have been dwelling in and maintaining buddha-dharma, practicing upright sitting in jijuyu samadhi is the true path for opening up enlightenment.

“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget the self is to be actualized by all things."

~ Eihei Dōgen Zenji

“Zen practice is to get to our True Mind, the mind not accessible to thinking. This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary. This effort is zazen."

~ Shunryu Suzuki Roshi