Welcome to the Midtown Atlanta Zendo. A space for practicing Zen (Zendo) in Midtown Atlanta.
The Midtown Atlanta Zendo (MAZ) is lead by Daiki Barlow. Daiki is a novice Zen priest in the Soto Shu Japanese school of Zen Buddhism. Daiki trains under Shoken Wiken Roshi, Abbott of Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Decorah, IA.
Our Sangha (spiritual community) practices Soto Shu Zen Buddhism. Our primary practice is the sitting of Zazen (Zen meditation). We also have reading groups, retreats, and social gatherings. We also offer Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) under the guidance of a Japanese teacher
We are a small group gathering to sit Zazen and study the Buddhist teachings (Dharma) and apply it to our daily lives. We believe that our practice and the Dharma should be a refuge for ourselves and our families, communities, human kind, all living beings and the environment in these seemingly troubled times.