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 Dojo

Log into Zoom HERE: https://zoom.us/j/344964756?pwd=OUxRQWcwU1ltQzh5SXk4TDdObXFjQT09

NOTE! Caledonian Road and Old Street have a NEW LINK – the room now requires a password – click the link above or enter Passcode: 987654321

    • Schedule:
      • Weekday mornings (Monday – Friday) 6:50am – 08:10am
      • Thursday evenings 7:30pm t0 8:40pm
      • Introductions for newcomers: 6:50pm thursday evenings
      • Sunday mornings at 9am – 10:15am
      • Saturday afternoons at 5pm – zoom kanji practice class with Martin
      • Most zazen will be LIVE STREAMED FROM THE DOJO ! (sometimes from a living room, in cases of self-isolation)

For Old Street Group

    • Schedule:
      • This group will now meet on Wednesday evenings with introductions starting at 6pm, and zazen from 6:30 – 7:30pm
      • Following zazen, at 7:30  there is a dharma study group/discussion ! join in!

Donations for Cally Road Dojo and Old Street

    • 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 if you are able by dropping some money in our virtual dana box after zazen.
      or consider donating £25/month to help us out.

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

For Brockley Group – Via ZOOM – please email brockleyzen@gmail.com to be added to the mailing list, as the zoom address/password will change each week.

  • Schedule:
    • 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

Donations for Brockley Group

  • If you would like to support the Brockley Group, you may donate via paypal:

  • OR,  you can email the Brockley Group at brockleyzen@gmail.com and request to be sent our bank details 🙂