Zen on Zoom: Community meditation moves online
This article discusses the efforts of Zen Buddhist priests in Japan to provide virtual meditation meetings for members of their communities, both nationally and internationally, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The article details the shift from in-person to online meditation, and how the virtual meditation meetings are impacting the Zen community during the pandemic. The article features head priest Soin Satoshi Fujio of the Dokuonji temple in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Chief Abbott Daigo Ozawa, chief abbott at Tokozenji temple in Yokohama, Fujio, and deputy head priests Takafumi Kawakami of Shunkoin and Toryo Ito of Ryosokuin, both in Kyoto, Japan.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Bailey, Joan, "Zen on Zoom: Community meditation moves online" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Religious Community and Life. 89.