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.

Effective 3/14/2020, in-person Sunday services are canceled until further notice. Please check our Calendar for the ONLINE MEETINGS schedule.

For public health safety, many places throughout the Washington DC region are suspending public 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.


We will be online every Sunday 10:00-11:00AM.

When we begin meeting in the temple space again, the schedule will change back to 10:00-11:30AM service followed by informal tea & snacks til noon 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. Please contact us for information. We are LGBTQIA+ affirming and inclusive. We are in solidarity with the movement for Black lives and immigrant sanctuary.