Welcome to the Midtown Atlanta Zendo. A space for practicing Zen meditation (Zendo) in Midtown Atlanta.
The Midtown Atlanta Zendo (MAZ) is lead by Rev. Daiki Barlow. Daiki is a senior monk in the Soto Shu Japanese school of Zen Buddhism. Daiki trains under Shoken Wikecoff , Abbott of Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Decorah, IA. Please visit Ryumoni's website at ryumonji.org.
Our Sangha (spiritual community) practices Soto 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
All first time visitors should contact us via email. Next, depending on your level of meditation experience, you may meet with Daiki for meditation instruction. following this meeting you will be invited to join in with our newcomers group where you will receive further instruction in Buddhist teaching, Zen, and actual "practice on the cushion" in Zen Meditation.
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.