Welcome to ryugen-ji temple

We have monks!We have moved locations to Melbourne!

Ryugen-Ji Temple 龍源寺 at the Melbourne Zen Center is a zen temple in West Melbourne Florida, in the White Plum lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and Louis Mitsunen Kyogen Nordstrom Roshi. It is also an affiliate of the Zen Peacemaker Order.

The purpose of Melbourne Zen Center is to make accessible and embody the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha, as expressed in the Soto Zen tradition established by Dogen Zenji in 13th-century Japan and conveyed to us by Louis Mitsunen Kyogen Nordstrom Roshi, Jim Genjo Gallagher Sensei and other Buddhist teachers.

Our practice flows from the insight that all beings are Buddha, and that sitting in meditation is itself the realization of Buddha-nature, or enlightenment.


Weekly Schedule

  • Saturdays

    9:00AM to 9:25AM - Zazen
    9:25AM to 9:35AM - Kinhin
    9:35AM to 10:00AM - Zazen
    10:00AM to 10:30AM - Dharma Talk & Service


  • From I-95:

    Exit on US-192, New Haven Blvd, go east for 2.1 miles until you make a right on Minton Rd. Then in .2 miles make a left onto Helen St to Meadowlane Ave. The Unitarian Church of Brevard will be a slight left.