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The Midtown Atlanta Zendo offers  Zen  Buddhist Meditation and practice  in the Japanese Soto tradition. We are in the Katagiri Lineage of American Soto Zen. We offer bi-weekly meditation along with study and discussion. Twice annually, we offer longer retreats (sesshin), and frequently host one-day sittings (Zazenkai).

  • Buddhist Sewing Practice

  • Calligraphy

  • Meditation

  • Retreats

Our History

Leading the Midtown Atlanta Zen Sangha is Marcus Joriki Barlow, a novice Zen priest training under Rosemary Bussho Taylor of the Minnesota Zen Center. Our other offerings include Buddhist sewing practice (Nyoho-e) as well as Japanese calligraphy (Shodo). Calligraphy classes are led by Seisen Horino, and a monthly tuition fee is required. 

The Midtown Atlanta Zendo is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. We hold sitting meditation and study every Thursday at noon and every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. We provide orientations prior to service and sitting periods for those new to meditation. To explore other Buddhist groups in the area, please visit the Atlanta Buddhism Directory.

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