Welcome to Burning House Zendo
We are a lay Rinzai Zen Buddhist community in Baltimore. It is our mission to promote the practice of Zen Buddhist meditation (zazen) and to provide basic instruction and a support structure for individuals seeking spiritual enrichment and insight through the practice of zazen.
Our Regular Schedule
We are a Sangha of working professionals which occasionally leads to cancellations of our services. Please check this page or our Facebook page before traveling to the zendo in case of any cancellation.
|Saturdays||8-9:30 am||Heart Sutra chant (English) and two 30 minute sitting periods with 5 minute kinhin between. Length of sits may be decreased based on comfort level of those attending.|
|9:30 am||Integrative Breath Session led by Eric, length varies depending on participants. This can be attended with or without attending 8am service. If you are not attending 8am service, we ask that you please do not enter zendo early so you do not disturb the final sitting period. Bring a water bottle for your own hydration and you are welcome to bring a blanket.|
|3-4:30 pm||Two chants, two 40 minute sitting periods with 5 minute kinhin between, with quick chant to end. |
|Sundays||7-9 am||Formal Morning Service chanting from sutra book and two 30 minute sitting periods with 5 minute kinhin between. An opportunity for coffee and conversation after service (at local coffee shop).|
|Heart Sutra chant (English), two sitting periods with 5 minute kinhin between, with quick chant to end. Length of the sits are determined by the comfort level of those attending.|
If you’re new to sitting meditation, please come to the Wednesday night or either Saturday services before attending a Sunday morning service. When there are new members at those services, we offer beginner’s instruction and abbreviated sitting periods which are not offered at the Sunday morning service. Feel free to email us with any questions you have before joining us for the first time at email@example.com.