Dogen Sangha is a worldwide group of Buddhist
practitioners established by Gudo Wafu Nishijima Roshi
who was a student of Master Kodo Sawaki – an itinerant monk
famous for his efforts to restore the practice of Zazen to its
rightful place at the centre of Buddhism.
The name Dogen Sangha signifies that we are a sangha (a group
or association of Buddhist practitioners) who follow the teachings
of Zen Master Dogen, a 13th century Buddhist monk, and founder
of the Soto school of Buddhism.
Dogen Sangha UK is a group of Buddhist practitioners established
in Bristol in 1999 by Michael and Yoko Luetchford, who practiced
and studied Buddhism in Japan for more than 20 years with Nishijima
Our activities are open to all. We hold weekly
sittings in Bristol, Wells, London, East
Shropshire, monthly one-day
retreats in London, and
occasional weekend workshops with the Glasgow
Zen Group. We also hold a spring retreat in Inverness,
and retreats in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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