The New Orleans Zen Temple is a dojo of the Soto Zen tradition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Robert Livingston Roshi is the abbot, and he founded the temple in 1984. He became a close disciple of Taisen Deshimaru, who made Livingston a Zen teacher. Before his death in 1982, Deshimaru asked him to go to America and open a Zen dojo and teach true Zen practice in the United States. The temple is also the home of the , which gives support to zen dojos and publishes rare Buddhist texts.