The OBC is an international monastic order of men and women who, together with lay ministers of the Order and our congregations and affiliated meditation groups, are dedicated to practicing the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition of Buddhism, also called Soto Zen.
Our practice was passed on by the late Reverend Master Jiyu-Kennett, the founder of the OBC. Reverend Master Jiyu left behind her career as a professional musician and her life in England to travel to Malaysia and Japan to become a monk. After undergoing rigorous monastic training in Japan and being certified to teach, she brought our present practice to the West in 1969.
To find out more please visit Order of Buddhist Contemplatives.