London zen groups meet regularly to practise zazen - the core practice in the Soto Zen tradition. We are affiliated to the International Zen Association founded by Master Taisen Deshimaru.
Zazen is a form of meditation - it is wholehearted upright sitting. We sit as the Buddha sat, silent and still in the calm posture of awakening.
Beginners are always welcome! Please plan on attending a brief introduction when you come for the first time. You can see when and where introductions are offered on the schedule below:
See Participate/Join In for more information.
"The water is clear to the very bottom;
The pearl gleams naturally, without need of cutting and polishing."
~ Zen Master Keizan Jokin from the Denkoroku
|Location||Introductions start at:||Zazen starts at:||Ends:||Contact|
|Monday||Caledonian Road||-||07.00||08.10||Lana - 020 7993 9012|
|Monday||London Bridge||19.00||19.30||21.00||Alex - 020 7582 0794|
|Tuesday||Crofton Park||-||19.30||20:50||Anette - 020 8699 4753|
|Wednesday||Caledonian Road||-||07.00||08.10||Lana - 020 7993 9012|
|Thursday||Crofton Park||-||07.00||08.10||Anette - 020 8699 4753|
Please arrive at least 10 or 15 minutes early for zazen
Note: remember that the London Bridge Group does not meet on Bank Holiday Mondays
NOTE! Crofton Park will begin sitting on Tuesday nights on 11th September