Questions we are frequently asked by telephone and email
Frequently Asked questions about the London Zen Groups
YES! Please check the schedule for times.
Introductions are weekly at London Bridge: Mondays 19:00, Caledonian Road: Thursdays at 19:00, Saturdays at 17:00, by arrangement at Brockley, and Tuesdays at 18:30 at Old Street
It’s very important that you are on time.
YES! – Please check the schedule for times.
You may or may not want to come to another introduction – that’s up to you, best to turn up early just to get re-oriented. Everyone is welcome to come at any time, regardless of how long it’s been 🙂
There is no need to contact us in advance.
YES! please – if you’ve sat with a Soto Zen Buddhist group before, things will be very familiar to you. If you’ve done other kinds of meditation, we will probably have specific forms and etiquettes that may be unfamiliar with and harmonising is very important to us. So please do come, just once, for a short introduction just to see how we do things.
Please check the schedule – And DO CHECK the Front page Announcements/and/or/Calendar of Events!! We will post any closures up in these two places as well as announcing them on the email list – in fact – the email list is the place where it’s easiest to send out a last-minute announcement and we will do so – very rarely a problem with public transport or illness may result in a last minute cancellation .
Oh.. and it’s best to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, preferably dark or subdued in colour. We sit cross-legged on cushions on the floor.