About the Book
The book ZCLA Legacy is a tribute to the Venerable Koun Taizan Maezumi, Roshi, and his legacy as the founding abbot of Zen Center of Los Angeles. Photographs from the ZCLA archives, many of which have not been seen by a new generation of practitioners, capture his life and work in establishing Zen Buddhism in the West. The photos, together with a brief text, provide an intimate portrait of Maezumi Roshi’s teachers, family, and life’s work, and the temple and teaching lineage of ZCLA. The book was produced on the occasion of the founding of ZCLA’s Legacy Circle in 2009.