Burning House Zendo

A Rinzai Zen Buddhist Community – Come Sit with Us

January 2016 Workshop – Success!

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Our second-ever workshop was a hit. Attendees got to hear Susan give a great overview of history and the practice, along with some wonderful anecdotes and stories from Kenzen’s trip to Japan. Our attendees did a great job with three periods of zazen and kinhin!

January 2016 Workshop Image 1

Our next workshop is going to be in late March 2016! Please stay tuned for the next flyer. Announcements will be made to our Facebook site and this website.

Zen Workshop – January 30th 2016

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On Saturday January 30th 2016, we’re back for another workshop on Zen basics! All are invited for a casual, informal workshop format that covers many topics directed at newcomers: history, zazen (sitting meditation), and kinhin (walking meditation). Attendees will be supported by sangha members who can also assist with posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more.

january 2016 zen workshop

Rohatsu 2015

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Come practice with us for our 2015 Rohatsu observance!

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015  7-8:30 pm
  • Friday, December 4, 2015 7-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015 3-5:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 6, 2015  7-9:15 am

We will be conducting the observance on our normal Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday service times – but are adding Friday night as well.

Hope you can join us!

November Workshop, and Looking Ahead

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Our November workshop was a big success. We are grateful to the participants who came to learn how to do zazen, along with a bit of history! Special thanks to Susan for leading the talk.

November 2015 Workshop Image 2

Our next workshop is currently scheduled for Saturday January 30th, 2016. If you’re interested in attending one of our workshops, please stay tuned for the next flyer. Announcements will be made to our Facebook site and this website.

Zen Workshop – November 7th 2015 – 10AM to 1PM

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Burning House Zendo will be offering a workshop on the theory and practice of Zen Buddhism on November 7th 2015 between 10AM and 1PM. If you are curious about learning the basics of Zen, including zazen (sitting meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation) – this one is for you! We’ll definitely be covering some aspects of the practice that new practitioners find challenging (posture, practice techniques, other topics).

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

mccabe at bhz

baltimore-zen Mailing List Closed

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Our long-running baltimore-zen mailing list has been closed down. The sangha has decided to consolidate our electronic outlets to Facebook and this website.

If you haven’t already visited us on Facebook, please do! Click this link to visit our page on Facebook – and click the ‘Like’ button to stay connected with news and updates from the Zendo. Facebook does a great job of supporting discussion and media sharing among users of our page. We hope to see you there!

BHZ Anniversary Sesshin 2015

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We will be hosting our anniversary mini-sesshin from Friday July 24th to Sunday July 26th. If you have questions about the sesshin or attendance, please reach out to us on Facebook or e-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org. Come sit with us!

Fee for lunch: $10 (pay to Burning House Zendo), otherwise free if no lunch is consumed. 

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday July 24th 7 PM- 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday July 25th 7 AM- 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin         

Saturday Night (Voluntary) 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday July 26th 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Great Vows for All

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

BHZ hosts Daishin McCabe for a Dharma Talk

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Burning House Zendo will host Soto teacher Daishin McCabe on April 29th, 2015 from 6:50PM to 9PM.

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

mccabe at bhz

Rohatsu 2014

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Burning House Zendo invites area practitioners to join us for our 2014 Rohatsu observance! 

  • Sunday, November 30, 2014  7-9:15 am
  • Monday, December 1, 2014  7-9:15PM
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7-9:15 pm
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 3-5:15 pm

Mini-Sesshin at BHZ

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We will be hosting a mini-sesshin from Friday July 25th to Sunday July 27th. Genro Lee Milton was previously scheduled to join us but is no longer able. We look forward to scheduling our next sesshin at BHZ with him. The schedule for this event is essentially the same. Come sit with us!

Fee for lunch: $10 (pay to Burning House Zendo), otherwise free if no lunch is consumed. 

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday July 25th 7 PM- 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday July 26th 7 AM- 5 PM

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Samu (Work Practice)
Diamond Sutra Recitation
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Sangha Lunch
Dharma Talk
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin         

Saturday Night (Voluntary) 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday July 27th 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Great Vows for All

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

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