Zen is a branch or lineage of Buddhism which focuses on meditation to realize the true nature of the self and reality. This method is different from other lineages which also consider chanting, praying, or virtuous deeds necessary to attain realization.
While the word zen is Japanese, the practice of zen itself has strong roots all South-Eastern Asia, though it is called different things. In China, it is known as Chan. In Tibet, Dzogchen.
Zen centers are just a place that people gather to practice meditation together, usually silently.
Submit sites which deal with Zen and Zen centers in Texas. Sites listing informal sitting groups are okay too. Please submit sites that are geographically related to Texas.