The Zen Gateway is an on-line magazine for anyone practice or just interested in Chan/Zen Buddhism.

You can contact us via our email: rinzai@thezengateway.com

Our aim is to promote the understanding, education and practice of Zen Buddhism in modern everyday life. To accomplish this aim we feature quality articles on the Buddhist teachings and practice, particularly from the Chan/Zen schools, and provide resources and information for groups and individuals following a Buddhist practice.


The Zen Gateway was founded in 2012 by Michael Haggiag and Martin Goodson, both of whom are lay-practitioners from the Rinzai Zen school. They are also the current site administrators.

They both trained under Ven. Myokyo-ni (Daiyu Myokyo Zenji), who trained for 12 years at Daitoku-ji Zen Training Monastery in Kyoto under Master Sesso Soho and Master Kannun Sojun.

Both are still closely connected with The Zen Centre, founded by Christmas Humphreys & Myokyo-ni which runs its main classes from The Buddhist Society: 58 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1PH

The Advisory Board is made up of members of The Zen Centre and The Buddhist Society whose role is to advise the site administrators on content and design.

The Zen Gateway e-zine is the online publishing arm of The Zen Gateway Trust: Reg. Charity No. 1185762.