Zen Center of Pittsburgh, is a Soto Zen Buddhist Temple founded in 1999. The Zen Center serves the community by offering services, daily meditation and monthly and annual Zen meditation intensive retreats. We are located just thirty minutes north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on fourteen isolated acres with stunning views of the Western Pennsylvania forest. Children are welcome.
The mission of the Zen Center of Pittsburgh, Deep Spring Temple is to provide for the Transmission of the Buddha’s teachings and to preserve the Soto Zen Lineage through the practice and study of Soto Zen Buddhism. ZCP is first and foremost a place in support of The Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha by emphasizing the importance of both lay practice and priest training.
ZCP is committed to develop and maintain a sustainable membership based organization for the purpose of:
- Soto Zen Practice and Study for both lay members and Novice/Trainee Priests
- Soto Zen Religious Services and Events
- Educational and Cultural Programs and events that serve to nurture balance and harmony in the lives of individuals and the Community-at-large.