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Diamond Sangha

Robert Aitken Roshi and his wife Anne founded the Diamond Sangha in 1959 in Hawaii.

This lineage now has thirty-seven teachers world-wide including Ross Bolleter Roshi in Perth; Mary Jaksch Roshi, Glenn Wallis Roshi and Arthur Wells Roshi in New Zealand.

Diamond Sangha teachers lead retreats in the USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, England and Germany.

As the lineage has roots in both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen, Diamond Sangha teachers offer both Koan study, and Shikantaza ('just sitting').

Diamond Sangha is a lay lineage, not a monastic lineage, with the ideal of bringing to our practice the joy and pain of everyday life, the great 'monastery without walls'.


Diamond Sangha in Wellington

For information on sitting times and venue please email Deb Moran or phone her on (04) 934 2932



Diamond Sangha in Nelson

We welcome all meditators and interested parties, whatever their background, to join us at the Maitai Zendo in Nelson.

The group meets weekly for Zazen and holds other retreats.

For further details visit the regular sits page.


Diamond Sangha in Christchurch

The Christchurch Zen Group meets weekly.

Instruction in Zen meditation is given to newcomers. Sitting cushions are supplied and may be purchased.

For further details visit the regular sits page.

Contacts: Shona (03) 981 9377 or Arthur (03) 348 4656


.Diamond Sangha in Dunedin

The Dunedin Zen Group meets weekly.

Sesshin is held yearly in Spring, on the picturesque St. Martins Island, in the Otago harbour.

For further details visit the regular sits page.

Click here for:   Dunedin Zen Group website