The mission of Zen Learning Project (ZLP) is to practice mindfulness in the arts. We practice primarily through music and tennis, and our guiding values are:
Our learning methodology makes us more generous, grateful, mindful, and better community members.
ZLP is, strictly speaking, not Zen. The Zen tradition extends many years into the past and has developed along particular lineages throughout the world. ZLP is not part of any of these lineages, although founder Travis Fitzgold regularly references the Soto Zen tradition as brought to the USA by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. ZLP focuses on the practice of mindfulness as a methodology of learning, and hence the name Zen Learning Project. ZLP founder, Travis Fitzgold (AKA "teach"), maintains a daily zazen practice, and seeks to incorporate this practice into all of his activities, including teaching various arts.