The project is led by the Dharmaloka Chan Buddhist community, founded in 1977 by Žarko Andričević, Dharma heir of the Venerable Master Sheng Yen, and a small group of devoted practitioners. Dharmaloka has since grown to almost a thousand formal and informal members. It was and still is the only registered Buddhist religious community in the country. Over the course of time it became the leading voice in spreading the Buddha's teaching in Croatia and neighbouring countries. It organized numerous Chan meditation retreats, public lectures, seminars and hosted visits from some of the most respected Dharma teachers such as Venerable Ayang Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama and Master Sheng Yen, to name just a few. It has been a member of the European Buddhist Union since 1993. Today it runs a Buddhist centre in Zagreb and several city Chan groups in the country and abroad. Its distinctiveness is the practice of Chan in movement, or development of mindfulness through disciplines of zenyoga and kempo.