Buddhist Temples and Communities

On-site facilities


Every second Sunday of the month the Truitt Center hosts a monthly zanzenat 10am in the Rinzai Zen tradition. The Zen practice session includes chanting, sitting meditation, walking meditation, and a dharma talk led by ordained Rinzai master Osho Sandy Gentei Stewart, with assistance from Professor Barbara Gordon. The session is followed by tea.


The Buddhist Association on campus offers several events throughout the year that engage diverse forms of Buddhist teaching and practice.


Iron Tree Blooming is Elon's meditation club that has weekly sits focused on zen meditation and practice.


Prayer rooms in the Numen Lumen pavilion that can be used for daily prayer or practice


Multi-faith prayer spaces that can be reserved by different groups for regular use or for special occasions/holidays


Off- campus


The North Carolina Zen Center

390 Ironwood Road, Pittsboro, NC  27312


Sandy Gentei Stewart, Osho

The North Carolina Zen Center offers a secluded and peaceful environment for the study and practice of Zen.


Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism

5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh, NC  27606


Geshe Gelek Chodha, Resident Teacher

The Center provides a place for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.


Chapel Hill Zen Center

5322 NC Highway 86, Chapel Hill, 27514



Scuppernong Books

04 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

9AM Gate City Zen Meditation: Zazen (silent zen meditation) every Sunday


Foguang Temple in Raleigh

2529 Prince Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

We seek to end suffering for all sentient beings with the practice of Humanistic Buddhism. We achieve this goal through education, charity, cultural programs and Dharma propagation. Cultivating kindness, compassion, and wisdom, we reach out to ourselves, our community and society at large.