What to Expect

Visitors are always welcome.

No prior knowledge about Tendai Buddhism or meditation is required.

Sunday Sutra Service

Our Sunday service has an emphasis on the Tendai Daily Service liturgy chanting (gongyo). Most of it will be recited in English including the Heart Sutra with a few transliterated parts in Japanese and Sanskrit. This service creates a sacred space conducive to mindfulness that will enable greater focus during the Shikan (śamatha and vipaśyanā) meditation that follows.

On the first Sunday of each month, we do circumambulating Nembutsu (walking meditation chanting the name of Amida Buddha) as part of the shikan meditation.

We conclude the service with a Dharma talk and announcements. You are welcome to stay after for tea and cookies informal Sangha time.