Zazen in London

Sitting meditation (zazen) at our dojo in South London

Try out Zen practice at Yugagyo Dojo (ZenYoga) in Camberwell, London.

Zen is strongly associated with group practice. Having the opportunity to be with others on the same path and in a place dedicated to this work is tremendously beneficial.

Zen meditation session schedule

Introduction and orientation
Sundays 6.15-6.45 pm –
This is held online. Please attend online before coming to the dojo in-person. Further details below.

Sundays 7.00-8.30 pm
led by Daizan Roshi (or other Zenways teachers)
– Chanting
– Dharma Talk
– Zazen
– Sanzen (private Zen interview)
– After 8:30pm we have an informal optional tea finishing about 9pm.

Tuesdays 7-8 am
led by Daizan Roshi (or other Zenways teachers)

– Zazen
– Sanzen (private Zen interview)
– Followed by informal optional tea finishing about 8:30-9am.

You’re very welcome to come a few times to see whether you find our style of practice helpful. There is no charge. However if you decide you want to attend regularly, please sign up as a Zenways member – our organisation relies for its survival on your donations.

Directions to our dojo: how to find us

Welcome and Orientation Session

If you’ve not practised Zen before or attended one of our Zen meditation sessions, then please attend our short welcome and orientation session on Sundays 18:15-18:45. This will be held online only.
Join on Zoom using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89059735225?pwd=b1E0OHVIRFp4R0NZeit4QkdkeGt0dz09)

In these sessions you will learn from one of our trained meditation teachers about how to practise Zen meditation and what happens in our group practice session. We will show you how to chant, how to bow, how to get individual instruction with the teacher (sanzen), and how to continue your practice day-to-day.


 

If you can’t attend in-person, join us online

We make every effort to make sure what we offer is available in-person and online. To find out more about joining our practice sessions remotely, click here.

 

A group behaves just like a coal fire. A burning ember that is not fanned goes out all by itself. A big pile of embers becomes a blazing furnace. When there are many of us, each person must take it upon himself to not disturb the others, by virtue of which we obtain a unique atmosphere. It is precisely by this atmosphere that we recognize a dojo of the Buddha Way.Zen Master Sawaki Kodo