Fudo Myo-o: Japan, 13th Century. The Art Institute of Chicago
Fudo Myo-o: Japan, 13th Century. The Art Institute of Chicago


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The Rinzai Zen Community is the international circle of students practicing under the guidance of Buddhist teacher and author Meido Moore Roshi. Korinji, a monastery located on 17 forested acres in Wisconsin, USA, serves as our spiritual and training center. All are welcome to learn with us regardless of faith or background.

The Practice

Zen helps us to dissolve negative habits of body and mind, live with clarity, and be of service to all beings.

The essential point of Zen is to be awakened through a direct seeing of one's true, boundless nature. Through devoted practice of meditation and other things, we swiftly gain unshakeable confidence that our own natural mind is precisely what is called “Buddha.” Training for one's whole life, revealing this intrinsic wisdom in the play of daily activities, freedom and liberation naturally unfold.

Rinzai Zen is an extremely direct path of spiritual inquiry, quickly dissolving delusion. Its power to transform can seem almost shockingly strong. But those who practice it may attain profound wisdom within this very life. The authentic expression of such wisdom is compassion.


Korinji is is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monastery in North America and the spiritual center of The Rinzai Zen Community. It is located on 17 forested acres about 50 miles from Madison, Wisconsin USA. The monastery is maintained by The Korinji Foundation, a federally recognized not-for-profit charity, and funded by a grassroots network of donors from around the world.

Practice Groups

Practice groups of The Rinzai Zen Community can form wherever interested persons come together. If you are interested to start a group in your area, we may be able to support you. We currently support practice groups in the United States and in Europe, and you are welcome to visit them.

Member Benefits

Membership in The Rinzai Zen Community is open to anyone wishing to follow the path of Zen. Membership gives you access to many resources (including our online Patreon library of instructional videos and dharma talks). You will also be able to attend retreats and other events with us. When you are ready, you may apply to become a formal student of our teacher.


Intensive Zen meditation retreats called sesshin are offered eight times a year at Korinji, and several times each year in Europe. During sesshin many hours of meditation - and frequent meetings with the Zen master - provide an unmatched opportunity to profoundly deepen your spiritual practice. We also offer our Zen Life Retreat for beginners, and Intro to Zen Days.