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Soto Zen Text Project

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The Soto Zen Text Project is an initiative of the International Division of the Administrative Headquarters of Soto Zen Buddhism (Sotoshu Shumucho) that seeks to provide materials for the international study and practice of Soto Zen.

The project was formally launched in 1996, with the establishment of an Editorial Board made of up of scholars and Sotoshu representatives from Japan and America.

Under the direction of the Board, a team of translators has begun work on English translations of the major texts of Soto liturgy, ritual, and doctrine. As this work is completed, the translations will be made available to the public in both printed and electronic forms.