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.

Welcome and Orientation Session

If you’ve not practised Zen before or been along to our Zen meditation sessions, then please come either to our short welcome and orientation session on Sundays 16:00-16:30, or to the session on Thursdays 19:00-20:00. For directions to our dojo visit www.zenyoga.org.uk/contact

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 make it at this time, please come along anyway, and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Zen meditation session schedules

Sundays 4.00-4.30 pm – Beginners welcome and orientation

Sundays 4.30-6.00 pm
led by Daizan Roshi
– Chanting
– Dharma Talk
– Zazen
– Sanzen (private Zen interview)
– After 6pm we have an informal optional tea finishing about 7pm.

Tuesdays 7-8 am
led by Daizan Roshi

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

Thursdays 7-8 pmSession for beginners
led by Mark Kuren Sensei
– Chanting
– Dharma Talk
– Mindful Movement
– Zazen
– Sanzen (private Zen interview)

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 Zen organisation relies for its survival on your donations.

Directions to our dojo: how to find us

Join us online

Members of our sangha have the opportunity to join our zazen meetings remotely online via the Zoom.us platform.

 

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