In-person services in Saint Clairsville began in January 2023!
See the Calendar page for dates, times, and pre-registration

View our 2023 BZC Liturgy Book

Weekly Wednesday Night Services, 7-8pm

These services will include chanting (primarily in English), a silent meditation period, and a rotating element depending on the week of the month. Click here to view an animated version of the liturgy.

  1. Scripture reading and discussion: Drawing on the Pali suttas, Mahayana sutras, and words of ancient masters
  2. Dharma talk (sermon)
  3. Dharma Dialog: An open-ended conversation about the teachings and practices of the Buddhadharma
  4. Metta (loving-friendliness) practice
  5. (as needed) Kido Chanting

These services are open to visitors. First-time attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 to get oriented and acclimated. See the For Visitors page for more information.

Monthly Intro to Buddhism classes

This class will include an overview of the core teachings of the Buddha, instruction in basic meditation practice, and an introduction to the main practices and forms of services. People who have completed this class are welcome to participate in the events listed below.

Weekly Monday morning services, 7:30-8am

These will focus on meditation practice, with a brief liturgical service to close. Click here to view an animated version of the liturgy. These morning services have been suspended for the time being.

Monthly Saturday Mini-retreat, 9-11am

These sessions will begin and end with chanting and will feature sitting, walking, and moving meditation practices.

Monthly Full-Moon Yebul Services, 7-8pm

These services will be held on the 15th day of the lunar month, so the day of the week will vary. This service focuses on the moral teachings of the Buddhadharma, to encourage participants to put these teachings into practice in their own lives.