Welcome to Del Ray Zen

We are a community of practitioners in and around Alexandria Virginia, following the Soto-Zen Lineage. We welcome meditators from any background and every level of experience, from beginner to bodhisattva. We emphasize a commitment to the practice of sitting meditation (zazen) every day as a way to deepen connection with our true nature and to actualize it clearly in our work and daily activities. We hope you'll join us. 

Practice with us

Del Ray Zen offers a number of opportunities for practice, including weekday virtual zazen, Saturday in-person Zazen, monthly Zazenkai, study groups, and more.

Upcoming Events

First Friday Intensive Zazenkai
Next Session, Friday March 1, 7 to 10 p.m.
2402 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301
(on the 2nd floor of the Dance Academy of Virginia)
(repeats the first Friday of each month)

Monthly Sunday Study Group
Next Session Sunday, March 17, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

(repeats the 3rd Sunday of each month)
23 East Howell Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Women's Reading Group
Sunday February 3, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(repeats first Sunday of each month)
23 East Howell Avenue
We will be discussing The Hidden Lamp, edited by Florence Caplow and Susan Moon. 

One Day Retreat
Saturday, April 20
Approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Fort Hunt
Stay tuned for more information

Sunday Zazen
Held in person each Sunday at 8:00 in the upstairs room at
2402 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301
(on the 2nd floor of the Dance Academy of Virginia).

Weekday Zazen
Held virtually every weekday morning at 6:40. Find the link here.