Open Mind Zen Naples, is part of a lineage dating back over 2,500 years to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Open Mind Zen Naples was originally formed as a sitting group in 2010.
In 2015, Open Mind Zen Naples was incorporated as a non-profit and opened in its own dedicated space located in the 1250 Building in Naples, Florida.
Lead by Andy Solis, a long-time leader in the local Buddhist community, Open Mind Zen Naples’s Zen Center is unique to the Naples community. It is the first and only Zen Center in Collier County dedicated to meditation and Zen training.
Open Mind Zen Naples is a Soto Zen tradition, a form of Japanese Buddhism, founded by 13 th Century Japanese Zen Master, Eihei Dogen.
We are part of the White Plum Asangha, which is made up of Dharma successors of the late Taizan Maezumi Roshi, founder of the Los Angeles Zen Center. The White Plum Asangha lineage dates back to the time of Shakyamuni Buddha.
To see this unbroken lineage, view our Lineage Chart.