MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of the American Zen Teachers Association is to foster dialogue among Zen Buddhist teachers and to provide access to information about Zen Buddhist practice and teaching.

Current members of AZTA are second+ generation Zen (Chan, Son etc.) Teachers from North America. AZTA is open for membership to all Zen Teachers from any country in the world that are deemed qualified according to our Membership criteria

Activities of AZTA

History and Function of AZTA

For an outline of the various Schools of Zen in America see the Tradition's page

Contacting AZTA

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