The mission of the Anchorage Zen Community is to realize, embody, and communicate the teachings of the Buddha as conveyed by the Soto school. With a focus on supporting a dedicated practice community, the Anchorage Zen Community strives to foster the integration of formal Zen practice and everyday life for personal and social transformation.

Nirvana is here, before your eyes
This very place is the Lotus Land
This very body the Buddha
 - Hakuin Zenji