MD Mahayana


Below are temples and organizations in Maryland that follow the Mahayana tradition.


Avatamsaka Vihara (a Dharma Realm orthodox temple)

9601 Seven Locks Road

Bethesda, MD 20817



Won Buddhism Temple of Washington

4257 Muncaster Mill Road

Rockville, MD 20853



True Buddha Temple Maryland

3200 Norbeck Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906


1930 Spencerville Road

Spencerville, MD 20868



Nichiren Shoshu Myosenji Buddhist Temple

310 University Boulevard W

Silver Spring, MD 20901



Bub Ju Sa

19712 Golden Valley Lane

Brookville, MD 20833



The Jungto Society

4361 Aitcheson Road

Beltsville, MD 20705


Chua Quan Am Pho Chieu Ni Vien

7605 Good Luck Road

Lanham, MD 20706



Soka Gakkai International-USA Maryland Center

2900 Belcrest Center Drive, Suite 103

Hyattsville, MD 20782



Soka Gakkai Internationl-USA

1111 Park Avenue

Sutton Place Center

Baltimore, MD 21201



Burning House Zendo

101 Wesr Ridgely Road, Suite 8B

Lutherville, MD 21093


This is a very established and experienced group of Rinzai lay practitioners, no monastics or teachers present.


US Zen Institute

19225 Liberty Mill Road

Germantown, MD 20874


Both the Abbot and his deputy are ordained as both Mahayana and Theravada monks.


American Zen College

16815 Germantown Road

Germantown, MD 20874


This establishment started as a Korean Temple and may now be run by Taiwanese.


Chua Vien An Tu

3007 Lindell Street

Silver Spring, MD 20902



Pure Land.  They have purchased property on New Hampshire Avenue for a new Temple location, opposite the Cambodian Temple.


Hoa Hao Buddhist Congregational Church

585 University Boulevard E

Silver Spring, MD 20901


Shinnyo-En Buddhist Training Center

17620 Redland Road

Rockville, MD 20855



An evolution of Shingon, orthodox Mahayana basis.


Ka Shin Zendo Genzo-ji

310 Tulip Avenue (location: Takoma Park Presbyterian Church building)

Takoma Park, MD 20912

This a very established and experienced group of Rinzai & Soto lay practitioners, no monastics or teachers present.


One Heart Sangha

Meets at:

Christ Congregational Church/entrance at the back of church building

9525 Colesville Road (Route 29)

Silver Spring, MD


Also meets at:

Seekers Church/back entrance

276 Carroll Street NW

Washington, DC (Takoma)

A lay zen group, no monastics present.


Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center

P.O.Box 11360

Takoma Park, MD 20913


They follow the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition, monastics may be present.  They have several locations for group practice in Annapolis, Ashton, Columbia, Gaithersburg, Sandy Spring, Silver Spring and Takoma Park.


OD Zen Center

2376 Daniels Road

Ellicott City, MD 21043



Unified Buddhist Church Endowment

6021 University Boulevard, Suite 490

Ellicott City, MD 21043-6100



All Beings Zen Sangha

27290 Woodburn Hill Road

Mechanicsville, MD 20659


A Soto group.


Dae Doh Sah

Just North of Norbeck Road

Rockville, MD


Korean Zen lineage.


Washington DC Buddhist Association

12733 Sesame Seed Court

Germantown, MD 20874