October 2, 2014

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The OHY Mission ...

The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun is an international clerical order consisting of individual practitioners, sanghas and practice centers. The Mission of the ZBOHY is:

  • To make the study and practice of Zen Buddhism accessible to the West through approaches that remain in keeping with the classical lineage tradition as translated into terms and concepts that are readily understood within the context of our native societies and cultures;
  • To be available to all people interested in the teachings and practice of Zen, and to provide an international online resource center for the study and promotion of Zen Buddhist teachings;

The charter of our order directs the following mandates:

  • To sustain an international clerical order dedicated to the dissemination of the practices and teachings of Zen Buddhism;
  • To offer the benefit of an international Zen sangha to isolated groups and solitary practitioners;
  • To hold no bias toward any particular cultural expression of Buddhism;
  • To embrace varied and multiple approaches to practice and teachings according to the needs of the individual or group;
  • To assure equal access and provide clerical services to all people regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, previous religious background, or personal history;
  • To abstain from political and other discussions and debates that do not serve the Dharma;
  • To abstain from conflict with and among other individuals and groups