Welcome!

Dainichi with Amida and Benzaiten

We are a Buddhist temple community putting the teachings of Tendai-shu Buddhism into practice in the Washington, DC metro area with members from Virginia, Maryland, and DC. All are welcome to attend. We meet once per week for chanting liturgy gongyo and meditation service.

As of February 2024, Sunday mornings meet at Nipponzan Miyohoji Buddhist Temple DC, treasured Dharma friend kindly hosting space for our Tendai Sangha. For those joining online by Zoom, we have improved the audio-visual quality. We are exploring affordable options for an additional meeting space in the Alexandria/Arlington/Northern Virginia area.

Please check our Calendar for meetings (online and/or in-person) and for special events such as retreats, potlucks, outdoor walks, movie screenings, and Sangha outings.

An ordained person is available to perform weddings, funerals, and more. LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming. Please contact for information.