Burning House Zendo

A Rinzai Zen Buddhist Community – Come Sit with Us

Burning House’s Next Workshop – October 2017!

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On Saturday October 21st, 2017, we’ll be offering another workshop. Sticking with our usual format, this is a cool opportunity to learn more about the practice from sangha regulars!

Sangha members will support attendees with the nuts and bolts of posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. Check out the flyer below for RSVP and other details:

march 2017 zen workshop

Thursday services are moving to Wednesday!

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Please update your calendars (again!)

Beginning August 16th, Burning House will be moving its regular weeknight service from Thursday to Wednesday.

Join the sangha for zazen, kinhin, and chanting on Wednesdays!

BHZ 2017 16th Anniversary Zazenkai

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Burning House Zendo marks its 16th anniversary on July 28th weekend with an anniversary zazenkai. Full or partial attendance is available for attendees. To confirm attendance, please reach out to classes@burninghousezendo.org!

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

RSVP is required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday July 28th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday July 29th 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

Sunday July 30th 7AM – 12 Noon

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

Come sit with this us!

Spring 2017 Weekend Sesshin

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Our 2017 Spring Sesshin will be April 7th, 8th, and 9th. This is a chance for practitioners to engage in deeper, longer practice in a supportive setting. Partial participation is welcomed if you are unable to attend the entire schedule.

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

RSVP is required for both full attendance or partial attendance. E-mail classes@burninghousezendo.org to RSVP.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday April 7th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin

Saturday April 8th 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 (Recorded)
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Kinhin         

Sunday April 9th 7AM – 12 Noon

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

Come sit with this us!

Remembering Hoin Michael Prenger

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On March 12th 2017, our dear friend and dharma brother Hoin Michael Prenger died. He was a pillar within the sangha, and is partly responsible for the regularity of Burning House Zendo’s open doors over the last decade. Hoin was usually one of the first faces that newcomers saw when they came to the zendo, and his gentle way with people made him our best ambassador.

A Buddhist memorial service was offered for Hoin on Sunday March 19th. Sangha members, friends, and family offered remembrances and chanted vigorously in his honor. The sangha would like to thank Dharman Alan Stortz for leading us.

A second Buddhist memorial service conducted by Genro Lee Milton from Endless Mountain Zendo is being planned for the near future. Burning House Zendo will post details as they become available.

It will be hard for sangha members not to think often of Hoin.

Namu Hoin Michael Prenger!

Hoin’s Baltimore Sun Obituary

Weeknight services are moving to Thursday!

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Please update your calendars!

Beginning Thursday April 6th, Burning House will be moving its regular weeknight service from Wednesday to Thursday.

For those who are new or returning, Thursdays will be a nice opportunity to join the sangha for zazen, kinhin, and chanting.

Beginners Zen Workshop on March 4th!

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Curious about the seated and walking meditation practice observed by Zen practitioners? Join us on March 4th at the zendo!

This is a casual opportunity to check out topics of interest to newcomers, along with a little history.

Sangha members will support attendees with the nuts and bolts of posture and sitting styles, some reflections on practice backgrounds, and more. Check out the flyer below for RSVP and other details:

march 2017 zen workshop

Rohatsu 2016

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Namu Dai Bosa! The sangha of Burning House Zendo would like to share the 2016 Rohatsu observance schedule.

  • Sunday, November 27th, 2016 7-9:15 am
  • Monday, November 28th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Friday, December 2nd, 2016 7-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 3-5:15 pm
  • Sunday, December 4th, 2016 7-9:15 am

We’ve added a few more nights as compared to last year.

Hope you can join us!

September Workshop Canceled!

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Our September workshop, previously scheduled for 9/10, is being canceled.

We will look to host this workshop again in Feburary of 2017. Stay tuned for an announcement about that new date!

September 2016 Sesshin with Genro Lee Milton

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Genro Lee Milton from Endless Mountain Zendo is returning to Burning House Zendo for a sesshin on the weekend of September 30th 2016!

Donation cost for those joining us for Saturday 10/1 lunch – $10.00.

RSVP is  required for both full attendance or partial attendance.

Here is the schedule for the weekend:

Friday September 30th 7 PM – 9PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen and Opening Talk by Genro Lee Milton

Saturday October 1st 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          Dharma Meeting: Private Interview with Genro
Zazen and Kinhim         Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin          Dharma Meeting

Saturday Night 7-9 PM

Dharma Lineage Chanting
Zazen and Kinhin
Zazen  and Kinhin

Sunday October 2nd 7AM – 12 Noon

Morning Service
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Tea and Break
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Zazen and Kinhin      Dharma Meeting
Closing Ceremony

Put this one in your calendar, and join us!

Click here for the event flyer.