Welcome to the London Soto Zen Group website – Affiliated with the International Zen Association

The London zen group is a small, friendly group of people who meet to practice zazen – the core practice in the Soto Zen tradition.

Zazen, the heart of our practice, is silent, seated, selfless, object-less meditation,  awakening to our original condition.

Soto Zen offers a quiet, disciplined practice that enables us to express our inherent wisdom, composure, and dignified presence.  It encourages practitioners to pay attention to the workings of their own minds and, through the unfolding of selflessness, expand their inherent qualities of generosity, patience, kindness, perseverance, and wisdom.

Established in North London for over 25 years and welcoming newcomers, beginners, experienced and inexperienced, of any gender, sex, race, faith, or orientation

Attend an introduction -They are ~25 minutes long and 100% drop-in, no need to book – and are followed by our scheduled sitting to get you right in to things.  – There is no need to book!

Donations for London Zen Group

Bills without end, we vow to pay them all!
Our expenses exceed £850/month  and we rely entirely on donations to keep the lights on 🙂
Please help out the dojo, if you are able, by dropping some money in our virtual dāna box after zazen.
or consider a monthly contribution.

We welcome symptom-free people (no recent contact with person who has tested covid +) to join us in person.

 Introductions are always in person only.

Zazen sessions are always both in-person, and on-line!

Log Link for Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/344964756?pwd=OUxRQWcwU1ltQzh5SXk4TDdObXFjQT09

Click the link above or enter Meeting ID: 344 964 756 Passcode: 987654321

Our Weekly Schedule:

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of zazen.  All of our sessions, and our introductions for our regular schedule – are 100% drop-in.  No need to pre-book or let anyone know if you can or can’t make it 🙂

Mornings

    • Every weekday morning –  Mon-Fri : 7:00am – 8:15am
    • Sunday mornings : 9:00am – 10:20am (coffee/tea/chat follows)

Evenings

Mondays:

        • Introductions start at 6pm (in person !)
        • Zazen  6:30pm – 7:30pm
        • (You don’t have to pre-book)
        • Dharma study/discussion group 7:45pm – 9:00pm

Thursdays:

        • Introductions start at 6:50pm (in person!) 
        • (You don’t have to pre-book)
        • Zazen 7:30pm – 8:50pm

Fridays:

        • Zazen 6:30pm – 7:05pm
        • 7:10pm – Dharma Talk or Training afterwards – Socialising after that!
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Kesa/Rakusu Sewing – Tuesday evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm attendence by arrangement first with Lana