Dainichi with Amida and Benzaiten

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.

Please check our Calendar for the ONLINE MEETINGS and IN-PERSON MEETINGS schedule.

Since 3/14/2020, for public health safety, we suspended in-person indoor meetings and services to limit spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). We hope you stay healthy and in good spirits. Please reach out if in need of community support.


When meeting in the temple space, the schedule will be back to 10:00-11:30AM service followed by informal tea break time til noon (without drinks & snacks to keep masks on) at:

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


Check the Calendar for Dharma talk topics, schedule changes, and special events such as retreats, potlucks, and Sangha outings.


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