Weekly Sitting (Zazen)

Washington, DC area

Mondays/Thursdays: 6:30 - 8:20 AM

Seekers Church
276 Carroll Street NW
Washington, DC (Takoma)

A one-minute walk away from the Takoma Metro station on the Red Line, directly across Carroll Street from the 7-Eleven.

Three twenty-five minute periods of sitting meditation (zazen) with brief walking meditation (kinhin) between periods.


If necessary, it is possible to leave early during one of the walking meditation periods.

If you are interested in joining a morning sitting, please send an email to stephen.bellotti@gmail.com. Please do not just show up without being in touch beforehand.

Wednesdays: 7:15 - 8:45 PM

Christ Congregational Church
9525 Colesville Road (Route 29)
Silver Spring MD

Arrive at 6:55 to set up as part of practice.

Three twenty-five minute periods of sitting meditation (zazen) with brief walking meditation (kinhin) between periods. Often, these times also include a talk related to practice and the opportunity for conversation with a teacher about practice.

Last Wednesday of each month sitting ends at 8:20 PM, followed by tea and conversation until 9:00 p.m.

For closings due to inclement weather, please call the Christ Congregational Church at 301-585-8010, extension 3. If there is no message, and the phones are operational, the church is open.

Baltimore/Annapolis area: Millersville, MD (near Glen Burnie)

Tuesdays: 5:30 - 6:00 AM


Please e-mail registration@silverspringzendo.org to confirm and to get directions.


Monthly Sitting (Zazenkai)

Christ Congregational Church
9525 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

All Day Sitting: Monthly sittings occur one Saturday a month from 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM (First bell 9:00 AM).  If you can only come for half a day, let us know. There will be a dharma talk, tea breaks, and interviews/private conversation with a teacher.

Registration is required - to register, contact us at registration@silverspringzendo.org.

Suggested donation is $15.  Please bring your lunch.  Tea is provided.

The 2018 scheduled Zazenkai dates are as follows:

10/13/18 (half day, 9-12:20 p.m)

Rockville, MD

Women’s Dharma Study and Practice group meets every third Sunday afternoon in Rockville, MD. The “Tea Ladies” has a sitting period, tea and discussion. Please see Resources page for more information.

Retreats (Sesshin)—We hold 3 retreats a year which are a key part of zazen practice. Check our website for upcoming sesshins. Sesshins are a more intensive practice period.