Our vision is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the practice of Zen Buddhism as it has been passed down through the Soto lineage and to create space for dialogue and the exploration of feminine spirituality within that tradition.
Rev. Daigaku Rumme, leader of Confluence Zen Center in St. Louis, MO will visit us in November. Rev. Rummé was born in Mason City, Iowa in 1950. He was ordained a Soto priest by Sekkei Harada Roshi in 1978. For more than twenty-seven years, he practiced under Sekkei Harada Roshi at Hosshin-ji Monastery in Fukui, Japan. From 2003, through 2010 he served as Director of the Soto Zen Buddhism North America Office and Head Priest of Zenshuji Soto Temple in Los Angeles. In April 2015, he resigned from his position in Los Angeles and moved to St. Louis where he heads Confluence Zen Center. Rev. Rumme is the translator of the Essence of Zen and, with Heiko Narrog, Unfathomable Depths, both by Sekkei Harada Roshi, and published byWisdom Publications.