We have a growing number of people across Europe and the world that practice with us remotely. If you’re not able to get to any of our practice groups then we offer a range of options you may be able to benefit from.
Join us for zazen in person or remotely
All our regular practice meetings at our dojo in Camberwell, London, are available to join online via video link for members. These sessions are on:
– Sunday afternoons from 4.30pm
– Thursday evenings from 7.00pm
– Tuesday mornings from 7.00am
Find out more info about our sessions at the dojo here
Sanzen (private 1-to-1 meetings with the teacher)
Sanzen is an interview with a Zen teacher. It involves two people attempting to meet unconditionally without any games. It’s a chance to ask questions, discuss your practice or raise any issues you’re having with your life.
Daizan Roshi offers sanzen over Skype on Monday mornings from 7am. His username is daizan100. If you haven’t contacted us before, be aware that there may be a queue. You can add yourself to the queue by giving Daizan a missed call on Skype or by sending an instant message saying you’d like to be added to the queue. Then you do your meditation while you wait. Please be patient.
You are welcome to come to remote sanzen for free a few times while considering whether you wish to become a Zenways student.
Private members website
Zenways members get access to our private website where you’ll find:
– an extensive library of Dharma talks, interviews and recordings of retreat days
– an active and lively members forum where you can interact with our community and as questions
Online meditation meetings and courses
Members of our sangha host various meditation sessions through the week on our online platform where you can join and practice together.
We also offer online meditation courses. For more info and upcoming dates click here.
Establishing your home practice
If you’re a beginner, have a read of our page on learning basic sitting zazen meditation here.
If you’re new to Rinzai Zen then we’d recommend you get hold of a copy of Daizan’s book Practical Zen: Meditation and Beyond. It takes you through an 8-week programme for exploring the whole range of meditation practices in Rinzai Zen practice.