Our group started with a few members willing to climb through a second-story window once a week to get to our zendo in a condemned building. Presently we have a “walk-in” zendo in Charlottesville for daily zazen and extended Sunday morning practice. We also have a zendo in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where we hold retreats that emphasize zazen, work practice, and ample kinhin on outdoor trails. Members of our group have stud­ied with various teachers, but our forma­tive connection has been with Rinzai-ji.

address: 4460 Advance Mills Road, Earlysville, VA 22936 PHONE: (804) 973-5435 lineage: Rinzai Zen spiritual heads: Kyozan Joshu Sasaki - Roshi and others contact: Teido Bill Stephens affiliation: Informally affiliated with Rinzai-ji.


facilities: City zendo and mountain re­treat facility. meditation program: Zazen daily;

Sunday extended practice. retreats offered: Periodic two - and three-day retreats.

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