Stay together friends. Don't scatter and sleep.

Our friendship is made of being awake. -- Rumi

To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self.

To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by all things

is to remove the barriers between one's self and others. --Dogen Zenji


Fall Residential Sesshin

September 1 - 6, 2015
Holy Trinity Spiritual Center, 8400 Park Heights Avenue North, Pikesville, MD

Sensei Rose Mary Myoan Dougherty


 Welcome to Silver Spring Zendo/ One Heart Sangha


The One Heart Sangha is a multifaith community of Zen students who sit together on a regular basis to support one another in staying awake, moment-by-moment, in all of life. Our being awake together becomes both the expression of our oneness with all and our shared compassionate action. Our lineage is that of the White Plum Asanga which was established by Taizan Maezumi Roshi and draws heavily on the teachings of the Soto School of Zen, founded by Dogen Zenji in the 13th century.

Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha is a non-profit organization. 2015 Council officers are: Martine Palmiter, Carolyn Moyer, Frank Jenkins, and Tupper Stevens.  

We are affiliated with the Zen Peacemakers Sangha, founded by Roshi Bernie Glassman. Its members are individuals, groups and organizations dedicated to realizing and actualizing the interconnectedness of life.

Sensei Rose Mary Myoan Dougherty

Sensei Rose Mary Myoan Dougherty is a member of an international community of vowed religious women whose call today is to hear the cries of the earth and its people and respond compassionately. She has offered workshops, retreats, and spiritual guidance in the contemplative tradition in interfaith settings for over thirty years. She began her Zen studies with Charlotte Joko Beck and is dharma heir of Janet Jinne Richardson Roshi. She completed the End of Life Counseling Program at Meta Institute in California. She volunteers at a hospice for the homeless in Washington, D.C., and offers retreats and workshops for hospice caregivers, especially through the program "Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living," which she co-directs.  As a sensei, she teaches Zen meditation at Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha in Silver Spring, Maryland, and in other settings.


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