Buddhist tradition places great value on its lineage of teachers. Lineage is generally traced back the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. Each group at Ekoji has its own connections to various teaching lineages. More information can be found at each group’s pages.
Ekoji is Japanese for “gift of light.” This is reference to the Buddha’s teaching, but also serves as reminder of the gift of the temple itself, which came from the efforts of Reverend Kennryu Tsuji and the Numata Center. We bow in gratitude for their gift and their practice.