Our vision

Calgary Soto Zen aspires to evolve carefully and in a sustainable way into a fully operational practice group able to offer practice and training opportunities of all kinds, welcoming all.

Our mission

As a sangha in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Zoketsu Norman Fischer, Calgary Soto Zen fosters the spiritual lives of its members by offering opportunities to engage in Zen practice, ritual, study, and arts; provides regular occasions for newcomers to learn about and participate in Zen practice; and engages with the world outside the meditation hall as an aspect of Zen practice; considering how to be caring, helpful, humble, and as little harmful as possible.