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

Sunday, May 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Monthly Sunday Study Group 

(repeats the 3rd Sunday of each month, typically - may change for holiday weekends - held upstairs at 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301)

Friday June 2, 7 to 10 p.m.
First Friday Intensive Zazenkai
(repeats the first Friday of each month)

Zazen is also held in person each Saturday at 7:45 in the upstairs room at 2402 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301.

And, Zazen is held virtually every weekday morning at 7:40.
Find the link here.

Lastly, we are planning for a one-day retreat in the fall. Stay tuned for more information