How great and wondrous are the clothes of enlightenment, formless and embracing every treasure.
I wish to unfold the Buddha’s teaching that I may help all living things.
The traditional Kesa Verse
Redding Zen Buddhist Priory is a place quiet sitting in downtown Redding, CA.
It follows the tradition of Serene Reflection Meditation – Soto Zen.
The teaching and our practice emphasize meditation, guiding our lives by the moral Precepts of Buddhism,
awakening the heart of compassion, and expressing it through selfless activity in everyday life.
Redding Zen Buddhist Priory
Quiet Meditation. Zen Teaching. Buddhist Practice in downtown Redding.
1190 South Street
Redding, CA. 96001
The Priory is a temple of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC), an international Buddhist Order, whose North America office is at Shasta Abbey located in Mt. Shasta, California. The Founder of both OBC and Shasta Abbey is Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. The Priory was established in 2018. It offers a regular schedule of meditation, Dharma classes, Buddhist services, and retreats, as well as spiritual guidance. It also offers meditation instruction and workshops for beginners. There are no fees for participating in above activities or any other services that the Priory offers. The Prior of the temple is Rev. Helen Cummings a grand-disciple of Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. Rev. Helen trained at Shasta Abbey for 20 years. Like other affiliated temples of OBC, the Priory is financially independent; we are supported entirely by donations of our congregation and friends.