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 weekly services are currently being done online only via Zoom. See schedule below and join us via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2725354884. To obtain the password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can join each service in full or partially. Please keep yourself on mute and minimize on-cameta motion if attending partially.
Every Other Saturday Morning 10:30am
Integrative breathwork sessions led by Eric. Please email if interested as schedule may change.
Saturday Afternoons 3-5:30pm
Heart Sutra chant, three zazen sitting periods with kinhin (walking meditation) between, Great Vows chant to end
Sunday Mornings 7-9am
7-7:35 Morning Service chanting
5 min Kinhin (walking meditation)
7:45-8:20 First zazen sitting period
5 min Kinhin
8:25-9 Second zazen sitting period
9am Tea/coffee social time
Weekday Mornings 8:30-9:10am
One sitting period together.
Wednesday Evenings 7:30-9pm
7:15-7:30 Social time and basic instruction for newcomers
Please note that the sitting period durations may be shortened to accommodate people who are new to the practice.
7:30-8:10 Heart sutra chant, Zazen sitting period
10 min Kinhin (Walking Meditation)
8:20-9 Zazen sitting period, Great Vows chant to end.
If you’re new to sitting meditation, please come to the Wednesday night or 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.