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Zen & Japanese Arts


Some of the traditional Japanese arts have their roots in the Zen tradition or share important attributes.  While the Zen Center of Orange County is American and exemplifies contemprary U.S. Zen practice, we appreciate and benefit from our heritage from India, China and Japan.

One of our teachers, Virgie Luchsinger, is  a Professor of Ikenoba Ikebana (flower arranging) as well as a Chanoyou (Tea) Master.  She shares these traditional Japanese Ways at the Zen Center of Orange County, emphasizing their relationship to Zen practice and mindfulness in daily life.

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