Plum Blossom Zendo
A Pittsburgh Zen Meditation Center
341 Raymond Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Plum Blossom Zendo, a Zen meditation center in Pittsburgh formed in 2005, is in the Soto-Rinzai lineage of Zen Master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and the White Plum Asanga. Our founder and resident teacher, Sensei Janet Jiryu Abels, is dharma successor to Roshi Robert Jinsen Kennedy in this Zen lineage as is Sensei Gregory Hosho Abels, the other resident Zen teacher at Still Mind Zendo in New York. Plum Blossom Zendo is an affiliate of Still Mind Zendo. Local experienced and new Zen practitioners are welcome, as are visitors to Pittsburgh who practice Zen.
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In Buddhist contexts, the plum blossom is used as a metaphor for Shakyamuni Buddha, who was considered the first to bring forth the blossoming of the Dharma, and whose blossoming has inspired others to seek and find the Way
When the old plum tree suddenly opens,
the world of blossoming flowers arises.
At the moment when the world of blossoming flowers arises,
- Dogen, Japenese Soto Zen Master