New York Zendo Shobo-ji officially opened its doors on September 15, 1968. It was one of the first Rinzai Zen practice centers to be established in the United States, and remains one of the few authentic Rinzai Zen centers anywhere.

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York Zendo offers city dwellers the opportunity to experience authentic Zen practice in the midst of their daily lives. With a full weekly schedule of zazen and chanting, regular all-day sittings and other activities, the temple provides ample opportunities for the Sangha to practice, work, and celebrate together.