Welcome to the London Soto Zen Groups website – the site for AZI affiliated groups in London UK

London zen groups meet regularly to practise zazen – the core practice in the Soto Zen tradition.

The Soto Zen Buddhist tradition emphasises the practice of Zazen: silent, seated meditation.  Still and upright,  offering our complete attention to each moment,  allowing thoughts to pass, we sit as Buddha sat,  in the calm posture of awakening.

Newcomers, beginners, experienced and inexperienced, from all walks of life are welcome.  Why not join us for an introduction?


We are now offering ONLINE group zazen, talks, discussions, etc. through ZOOM – and everybody can join in.

    • For Caledonian Road – Our schedule is now:
      • Weekday mornings (Monday – Friday) 6:50am – 08:10am
      • Thursday evenings 6:30pm introductions for newcomers 7:30pm t0 8:40pm
        Log into Zoom HERE: https://zoom.us/j/344964756
      • Sunday mornings at 9am – 10:15am
      • No more meetings on Saturday – but stay tuned for future talks planned .
      • Most zazen will be LIVE STREAMED FROM THE DOJO ! (sometimes from a living room, in cases of self-isolation)
    • For Old Street – This group will now meet on Wednesday evenings with introductions starting at 6pm, and zazen from 6:30 – 7:30pm
      Log into Zoom HERE: https://zoom.us/j/344964756
    • Sadly, our expenses are going to remain mostly the same for Caledonian Road (rent/gas/electric/rates) as this is our permanent space. This comes to over £850/month :-/
      On that note we’ve set up a paypal account and would like to ask any and all to please help out the Dojo by donating what you can.
      Please drop some money in our virtual dana box after zazen, or consider paying £25/month to help us out. (for Caledonian Road and Old Street)

      OR, you can email Lana (lana@berrington.ca) – and I’ll send you our bank details 🙂

  • For Brockley
    • Mornings: Monday and Thursday mornings 07:00 – 08:10, Wednesday mornings at 07:00 – 07:30
    • Evenings: Sunday, and Friday evenings at 19:00 – 19:30, Tuesday Evenings: 19:30 – 21:00
    • This is via ZOOM – please email brockleyzen@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list, as the zoom address will change for each sitting.
  • If you would like to donate to the Brockley Zen Group please log into PayPal and send to brockleyzen@gmail.com.