We hold sitting meditation or 'Zazen' sessions every week in Bristol, Wells, London, Newport and Bridlington. Everyone is welcome.

  • Dogen Sangha Bristol The sittings in Bristol have moved to Footwork Studios, 7 Stackpool Road, Southville, every Wednesday evening at 7:15-9:00pm. Zazen/kinhin/zazen 7:30-8:30pm followed by discussion and tea to 9pm. Anyone is welcome. Please email Paul for details. Click here for a map.

If you have not practiced Zazen before, please come 15 minutes early for a short introduction to the practice.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. We ask people to contribute 5 (3 for unwaged/students) per visit towards the cost of running the group

Zazen is the simplest form of action, when we are practicing Zazen we do not intentionally think about anything or concentrate on our feelings and perceptions. We sit in a simple non-discriminating state where our body-and-mind is balanced and undivided.

You will also find a detailed explanation of how to practice Zazen and kinhin in our online electronic booklet (Adobe Acrobat pdf format) Introduction to Buddhism and the Practice of Zazen that you can download by clicking on this link.

Talks

Talks cover the main principles of Buddhist philosophy and the place of Buddhism in the modern world. You can download transcripts of some talks and other articles (in Adobe Acrobat pdf format) from this page:

Click here to access our transcripts page with commentaries on the Shobogenzo chapters