Caledonian Road – North London Zen Dojo/Group

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    North London Zen Dojo

    Caledonian Road Centre

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    Regular practice opportunities
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    North London Zen Dojo

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    North London Zen Dojo

    Caledonian Road Centre

Caledonian Road – North Zen London Dojo

The North London, Caledonian Road Zen Dojo is a small, friendly group of people who meet in this dedicated space to practice traditional Soto Zen (Zazen) Meditation.  We have been established in North London for over 25 years, 5 of them at the Caledonian Road Location (previously we were in Highbury).  Join us every day for zazen  – we are a 5 minute walk from the Caledonian Road underground station.  Interested in the mindfulness meditation thing?  It’s not that new.  🙂   Just sit,  pay attention, and be still and upright in the midst of what arises.

Beginners welcome we have twice weekly introductions (20 minutes long)  – on Thursday evenings at 7pm and Saturday evenings at 5pm – each followed by our normal meeting period – there’s no need to book – but we do start promptly at the times listed, so best come a wee bit early.

Announcements:

  • The dojo will be closed on Saturday 16th September due to some essential maintenance and boiler being replaced- so, no zazen on the 16th
  • We sit every day at Cally Road
    • M/T/W/F mornings at 7am,
    • Thurs evenings at 7:30pm (intros at 7pm)
    • Sat evenings at 5:30pm (intros at 5pm)
    • and Sun mornings at 9am

Address:

Caledonian Road Centre
Basement
486 Caledonian Road
London N7 9RP

Contact:

Group Responsible: Lana Berrington

Contact Lana on 07946 441 884

Click here to send an email message to Lana

Underground Lines:

Caledonian Road – Piccadilly Line

Overground Lines:

Caledonian Road and Barnsbury – London Overground (15 minutes down the road, walk or take bus up Caledonian Road from here)

Directions:

From Caledonian Road tube station: Turn left coming out of the station, walk up the street and cross to the other side. Pass the Tesco, over the bridge, across Stock Orchard Street. You will see a pharmacy right by the bus stop. Our door is on the right side of the Pharmacy, it is exactly on the other side of the bus stop . Buzz the intercom  that says “ZEN”, it’s up top. Our door is at the end of the corridor on the right.

Busses:

Click here for a Caledonian road Bus route map – Busses 17, 91, 153, 274 and 259 are all very close by.

Parking:

Local street parking is free before 8:30am and after 6:30pm Monday to Friday, and before 8:30am and after 1:30pm on Saturdays. It is free on Sundays. Additional parking restrictions exist on Arsenal home match days. Inside of these hours, there is pay-and-display for a 2 hour maximum. There is a motorcycle bay around the corner on Stock Orchard Street, and bicycle lock stands outside the door.

Regular Zazen Schedule

Monday Mornings at 07:00 – 08:10
Tuesday Mornings at 07:00 – 08:10
Wednesday Mornings at 07.00 – 08.10
Thursday Evenings at 19.30 – 21.00
Introductions at 19.00

Friday Mornings at 07.00 – 8.10
Saturday Evenings at 17.30 – 18.50
Introductions at 17.00

Sunday Mornings at 09.00 – 10.40

Cost:

To help us with our rent and bills, we request £5.00 recommended, £3.00 concessions (really broke? pay what you can) – or monthly £25 recommended, £30 ordained

Etc:

  • Sunday mornings, after zazen, we practice samu (mostly cleaning) for 20 minutes before sitting down to coffee/tea/biscuits
  • If you want to chat about your practice, please contact Lana and make an appointment