On-site facilities

Every second Sunday of the month the Truitt Center hosts a monthly zanzen at 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


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.