Vine of Obstacles
Online Support for Zen Training
Vine of Obstacles Zen
The Vine offers innovative online Zen training with roots in both the Soto and Rinzai traditions,
We're devoted to utilizing online modalities to support householders in their wholehearted practice wherever they are on the planet. We emphasize the importance of kensho (literally, "seeing nature") as the foundation of applying the truth of nonduality to the nitty-gritty details of daily life in order to actualize the Great Vows of a Bodhisattva.
We offer daily zazen, weekly dharma talks, practice meetings, group study, engaging community connections, online retreats, and in-person sesshin (meditation intensives). This mix of training elements, and the frequency of engagement that's possible online form a powerful and thorough way for householders to deeply explore the buddhadharma.