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.

Current Schedule

We are a hybrid Zendo, some services are in person, some are over Zoom. See schedule below and join us via this link: To obtain the password, please email

You can join each service in full or partially. Please keep yourself on mute and minimize on-camera motion if attending partially.

1st Sunday of the Month 7-9am -Zoom

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 Zoom

One sitting period together.

Week Day Evenings, In Person and Zoom. Mon.-Wed.-Thur.-Fri.

7:00 pm to 7:45.

Sunday 9AM

Please text me if you will be attending. 410-310-2539

Available on Zoom

71 Pennsylvania Ave
Westminster, Md 21157

Wednesday Evenings 7:30-9pm Zoom

Please note that the sitting period durations may be shortened to accommodate people who are new to the practice.
7:15-7:30 Social time and basic instruction for newcomers
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.

For beginners

If you’re new to sitting meditation, feel free to join us for any of our services. When there are new members who introduce themselves, we offer beginner’s instruction and abbreviated sitting periods. Feel free to email us with any questions you have or to give us a heads up that you’d like beginner instruction at a serve at