Great River Tendai Sangha


We are a Buddhist temple community putting the teachings of Tendai Buddhism into practice in the Washington, DC metro area with members from Virginia, Maryland, and DC. All are welcome to attend.

We regularly meet once per week for chanting liturgy (gongyo) and meditation service:

Sundays 10-11:30am service, then informal tea & snacks 11:30am-12pm

2nd Floor (upstairs studio) of
2402 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


Please check the Calendar for the Dharma talk topics, schedule changes, and to RSVP for special scheduled events such as retreats, potlucks, and movie nights.

For more information, please contact us.



Winter day retreat and refuge ceremony February 11th, 2018. In the front row left to right: Rev. Yusei, Rev. Junshin (formerly called Junsen), Rev. Monshin sensei (Secretary General of Tendai-shu in North America), Rev. Shumon sensei (Managing Director of Tendai Buddhist Institute and New York Betsuin)