Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
Welcome to the Sarasota Zen Center, devoted to the study and practice of Buddhism in the Soto Zen tradition.
The Center's inauguration was held on May 3, 2013 with a dharma talk by Rev. Daito Zenei Thompson. See this page for inauguration details and a chance to listen to Rev.Thompson's talk online.
We are a Soto Zen Buddhist organization created to support the dissemination and growth of Buddhist Teachings within our communities and to help empower its members through direct participation in its programs.
The principal teacher and director of the Center is the Rev. Daito Zenei Thompson.