The Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory is a branch temple and meditation center of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, an international Buddhist organization of monastic and lay members founded by the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett.

The Priory is dedicated to the tradition of Serene Reflection Meditation, which emphasizes silent meditation, mindfulness in daily life, and guiding one’s life by the moral Precepts of Buddhism. These are the cornerstones of Buddhist practice, the means by which one may come to know the Truth for oneself. The Priory, with Buddhist monks in residence, offers instruction, guidance, and support for this practice.