Silver Spring Zendo/One Heart Sangha is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering zen practice and teaching. We ascribe to the White Plum Asanga Code of Ethical Conduct.  Our members are individuals dedicated to realizing and actualizing the interconnectedness of life. We are governed by an elected board of directors (Council) and Bylaws. Our Council meetings are open to all.


Our objectives and purposes are:

  • to foster multifaith, inter-religious practice in the
    Soto Zen tradition;

  • to provide orientation and instruction in Zen meditation;

  • to provide regularly scheduled periods of practice; and

  • to provide residential training for members and other interested persons.

We are affiliated with the Zen Peacemakers.

Membership and Donations

Membership is optional--Please sit with us and check out our community.


Membership and donations help support our sangha in maintaining our weekly sitting, scholarships, and teacher training. Please consider a suggested member dues of $20/month if you are able, or a small donation for times that you visit. Please see our Donations page for a PayPal or Mail-In donation.

All donations are tax deductible and you will get a receipt at the end of the year.