Religious Center

St. Nicholas Church

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 August 2003.

Phone: 864-585-5961

Richmond Buddhist Association / Hue Quang Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 August 2004.

Phone: 804-672-7167
Website: http://www.chuahuequangva.com
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History

The Richmond Buddhist Association is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in the Richmond area. It was founded in 1987. The group originally met at Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, where that temple's founder, Rev. Tsuji, invited the Vietnamese community to establish itself. For three years...
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Vien Giac Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 804-553-1175
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History

Vien Giac is the result of a schism within the Richmond Buddhist Association. Thich Tue Chieu served that organization for a year and a half, but over time many became dissatisfied with his approach to Buddhism, which emphasizes astrology, esotericism, and magic. He left at the beginning of 2003 to found Vien Giac, taking some loyal members...
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Still Water Zen Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 June 2013.

Phone: 804-355-3935
Email: honji@stillwaterzen.org
Website: http://www.stillwaterzen.org/
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History

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...

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Ekoji Kagyu Shenpen Tharchin Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 March 2013.

Phone: 804-272-4625
Email: tibetan@ekojirichmond.org
Website: http://www.ekojirichmond.org/Tibetan/tibetan.htm
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History

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 Pure Land Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 March 2013.

Phone: 804-359-4901
Email: pureland@ekojirichmond.org
Website: http://www.ekojirichmond.org/Pure%20Land/pure%20land.htm
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History

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

Tzu Chi Richmond Chapter and Buddhist Compassion Relief

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 February 2013.

Phone: 804-360-5091
Email: raymondhsieh@attbi.com

History

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

Cambodian Buddhist Association of Richmond

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 August 2004.

Phone: 804-730-3946
Email: wkrvac@aol.com
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History

Venerable Cang Kim, the current head monk of the Cambodian Buddhist Association of Richmond, was ordained in a refugee camp in South Vietnam at the age of 18. In 1988 he moved to Virginia, where he founded the temple in downtown Richmond. The following year, he moved to the Richmond suburb of Mechanicsville...
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Richmond Zen Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 June 2013.

Phone: 804-355-7524
Email: zen@ekojirichmond.org
Website: http://www.ekojirichmond.org/Zen/zen.htm

 

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History

The current Ekoji Zen group has two separate origins. It first began with a small Zen meditation group that formed at a local New Age shop in 1988. This group then migrated to Ekoji in 1991 and merged with the Chimborazo Zen Group that had been meeting there. Rechristened the... Read more about Richmond Zen Group

Ekoji Vipassana Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 June 2013.

Phone: 804-353-3214
Email: paytoncl@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ekojirichmond.org/Vipassana/vipassana.htm
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History

The Vipassana group at Ekoji formed in the mid-1990s. It was the first Ekoji group associated with the Theravada school, one of the two major streams of Buddhism.

Activities and Schedule

The Ekoji Vipassana Group gathers on Friday evenings at 5:30 p.m. They sit...

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