Ekoji Pure Land Group

Speak one sentence less of chatter; Recite once more the Buddha’s name. Recite until your false thoughts die; Your Dharma Body will come to life. -Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism  


Richmond Zen Group

Richmond Zen has a new site! Please go to: www.richmondzen.org          Zen practice is to get to our True Mind, the mind not accessible to thinking. This mind cannot be consciously known by ordinary efforts. An unusual effort is necessary. This effort is zazen. - Shunryu Suzuki


Tibetan Buddhist Group

Kagyu Shenpen Tharchin has its own website: www.kagyu-richmond.org    


Insight Meditation Community

    This group now has its own website. Please visit:Insight Meditation Community of Richmond Website   Mind is the forerunner of all actions. All deeds are led by mind, created by mind. If one speaks or acts with a serene mind, happiness follows, As surely as one’s shadow. -Dhammapada 1:2  


Meditative Inquiry Group

Awareness cannot be taught, and when it is present it has no context. All contexts are created by thought and are therefore corruptible by thought. Awareness simply throws light on what is, without any separation whatsoever. -Toni Packer              


Ligmincha Richmond

As students of this particular strain of Tibetan Buddhism, we are here to share meditation as learned from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, founder of Ligmincha Institute, the Bon center of the west, and our beloved teacher of the ancient Bon lineage of indigenous Tibetan teachings. “Dzogchenpas” — as Tenzin Rinpoche’s teacher His Holiness Lungtok Nyima Tenpa’i fondly calls us — we are students of Dzogchen.  >>> Upcoming Event - Medicine Buddha Teaching  


Shambhala Meditation

Welcome to the Richmond Shambhala Meditation Group! Please join us every Saturday from 12:00pm to 1:30pmOur meetings typically include 30 minutes of silent mediation followed by a reading and discussion. New to meditation? No problem! We will be happy to provide instruction, just let us know. Connect with us:         Upcoming Events FEBRUARY 17, 2018 - SHAMBHALA DAY: Please join us in welcoming the Year of the Earth Dog. More information will be available on the Facebook page. MARCH 24 - 25, 2018 - MEDITATION RETREAT: Deatails will be forthcoming. What is Shambhala? Shambhala is a global community of people inspired by the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature, our innate wisdom, can be developed so that it benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world. Shambhala welcomes people from all walks of life, faiths, and backgrounds. We come together to practice meditation, gather, and celebrate in order to develop a global culture that cultivates dignity and sanity in an increasingly chaotic and stressful world. You can read more at Shambhala.org


Ekoji Buddhist Sangha

  Founded in 1986, Ekoji Buddhist Sangha supports the teaching, practice, and study of Buddhism in the Greater Richmond area. We are a fellowship of the Buddhist Churches of America, an association founded over one hundred years ago.          

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Meeting Schedule

== WEEKLY ==

Ekoji Pure Land Group
Saturdays 2:00 pm

Richmond Zen Group
Sundays 9:00 am
Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Thursdays 6:30 am

Kagyu Tibetan Group
Thursdays 7:00 pm (sometimes; see group page)

Insight Meditation Community of Richmond
Tuesdays 7:00 pm
Fridays 5:45 pm

Richmond Meditative Inquiry Group
Wednesdays 12:00 pm
Sundays 7:00 pm

Ligmincha Richmond Group
Mondays 7:00 pm

Shambhala Meditation Group
Saturdays 12:00 pm


Ekoji Pure Land Group
Sutra chanting and lunch
Frst Saturday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Upcoming Events