Schedule

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.

Saturdays8-9:30 amHeart 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 amIntegrative 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 pmTwo chants, two 40 minute sitting periods with 5 minute kinhin between, with quick chant to end.
Sundays7-9 amFormal 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).
Wednesdays
7:30-9pm
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.

For beginners

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 classes@burninghousezendo.org.