Cambridge Buddhist Association

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Cambridge Buddhist Association
Basic information
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Affiliation non-sectarian
Country United States
Status Closed as of September 2011 (as place of practice)
Architectural description
Founder D.T. Suzuki, Hisamatsu Shinichi, John & Elsie Mitchell
Completed 1957

The Cambridge Buddhist Association was informally founded in 1957 when D.T. Suzuki moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and befriended John and Elsie Mitchell, who ran a vast library of books on Buddhism and held zazen for various practitioners. The institution was incorporated in 1959 and remains active. In 1979 Maurine Stuart, a Rinzai rōshi, became President of the organization, and several influential Buddhist teachers in the United States have been members.[1][2]

The Cambridge Buddhist Association ceased to offer a place of practice in September 2011, when the property that housed the Zendo was sold.

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  1. ^ Taylor, 197
  2. ^ Ford, 110