The Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Group of Richmond came about through the efforts of one man, Wyn Jordan. A long-time member and former president of Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, Jordan joined Richmond's Unitarian church in an effort to provide his children with a...
Ekoji Kagyu Shenpen Tharchin is Richmond's first and only Tibetan Buddhist group. In 1993, Lama Norlha, a teacher with a center in upstate New York, asked several Richmond-area devotees if they would like to set up their own local group. They established a group at Ekoji... Read more about Ekoji Kagyu Shenpen Tharchin Group
Ekoji's Pure Land Group is the original core of the temple. When Rev. K.T. Tsuji founded Ekoji in 1985, he intended it to be a Jodo Shinshu temple in the Pure Land tradition. Over the years, many other traditions of Buddhism have also been invited to attend, and the... Read more about Ekoji Pure Land Group
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Tzu Chi is a major Buddhist charitable organization in Taiwan, staffing hospitals and free clinics, offering educational programs, and providing direct relief to people in areas affected by war and natural disasters. They also have a substantial American presence, and the Richmond Chapter is one of many local branch organizations. Tzu Chi's presence in Richmond goes back to the... Read more about Tzu Chi Richmond Chapter and Buddhist Compassion Relief
Still Water Zen Center represents a Korean school of Buddhism known as Son, related to the more familiar school of Zen. The center was founded in 1999 when the abbot, Linda Frank, was ordained by the Kwan Um school. The group met at her house in the hip Richmond neighborhood of Carytown until 2003...
The Chrysalis Group is an eclectic spiritual community founded in 1994. Activities range broadly but tend to have a connection to the New Age and healing movements. In 2001 a Vipassana meditation group was started as a regular Chrysalis activity, and the small group that has coalesced around this Buddhist practice continues to meet...
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The Richmond Dzogchen Group began holding public meetings in 2004. It includes some members of a previous Bon group that practiced in Richmond several years ago, as well as newcomers. Bon is not always included under the label of Buddhism. It is usually perceived as a mixture of early Tibetan shamanistic elements and late Indian Buddhism. The members of the Richmond Dzogchen Group understand themselves to be Buddhists...
The Richmond Vipassana Group meets in the home of a member of the Chrysalis Group, a local New Age and spirituality gathering place. In 2001, after members of Chrysalis received instruction on Vipassana meditation, several began sitting weekly at the home of Cecelia Lewis. The group has grown slowly ever since then.