Old Street – Central London Zen Meditation Group
Tuesday evening zazen and study group now online due to Coronavirus
We will not meet physically due to the current health crisis, but please join us for an online zazen followed by the study group.
The programme for this coming Tuesday, 24 March, will be as follows:
Online session to start: 6.45 PM London time
Zazen: 7.00 to 7.30 PM
Study group: 7.30 to 8.30 PM
You can join the session at any time before 7 PM and after 7.30 PM. Please note however that it will not be possible to join the online session between 7.00 and 7.30.
The online session details are as follows:
Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/681815850?pwd=aXlrUTJCUEc0TGptN0dOOUc2R29TZz09
Meeting ID: 681 815 850
You can join the session from a laptop or from your mobile phone. Your laptop will need a microphone and an internet connection. If you wish to participate in the video conferencing you will also need a webcam.
In the study group we will continue to read and discuss the Vimalakirti Sutra. I am using the translation by Burton Watson (1997, Columbia University Press) which is also available as an audio book (Dharma Audiobooks, available at Audible). There also is a free online translation, but it is somewhat different from the text I use. On my blog The Trace of the Moonbird you can find summaries of our previous discussions. The study group is also an opportunity for you to raise any questions that you might have about the practice and Buddhism.
This is all new to us as it is probably to you as well. We just try this format and then see how it goes. I hope to see/hear many of you next Tuesday!
Bunhill Fields Friends Meeting House (Quakers)
The meeting house is located within the off-street Quaker Gardens. It can be accessed via Banner Street or Bunhill Row/Chequer Street (opposite the much larger Bunhill Fields park).
Group Responsible: Edgar Koeb
Old Street – Northern Line
Barbican – Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines
Moorgate or Old Street – Great Northern