Lions Gate Buddhist Priory is a branch of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). Our practice is Serene Reflection Meditation (Sōtō Zen) and emphasizes basic Buddhist meditation and the keeping of the Precepts within the training of everyday life.
Rev. Kōten Benson, the Prior since 1986, is a Dharma Heir
of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett, founder of the OBC, who died in 1996.
He was ordained in 1978 by Rev. Master Jiyu, and recognized by her
as a Buddhist Master in 1983.
The Priory has four monks in residence
and is located at
The Priory is a registered charitable society supported entirely by donations from members and friends.
Mandala of the Buddha Mothers audio by Rev. Master Kōten Benson
Serene Reflection Meditation booklet: Shasta Abbey Press
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