About Clear Spring Zen

Zen practice is a way of examining who we are:

Dogen, a 13th Century Zen monk, once wrote:

To study the Way is to study the self,

To study the self is to forget the self,

To forget the self is to be actualized by all things.

Clear Spring Zen is a sangha of Zen practitioners who sit in the tradition of the Diamond Sangha of Honolulu, Hawaii, founded by the late Robert Aitken. Our sangha is led by his longtime student, Marian Morgan, who began teaching in 1999 at the invitation of Aitken Roshi.

The zendo in Crozet is open. Zazen is at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. weekdays except for Wednesday evenings. Weekends 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. There is a short Sutra Service on Saturday. On Sundays, Clear Spring Sangha hosts a Zoom session from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., including zazen and a presentation with discussion following.  Weekends during football season vary. Please contact me. 
On Wednesday evenings, we meet from 7:8 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Charlottesville, 717 Rugby Rd. Charlottesville.

If you are new to Zen practice please drop by a few minutes early and we will be happy to give you an introduction.

Please email for directions and times: [email protected]