We hold sitting meditation or
'Zazen' sessions every week in Bristol, Wells, London, Newport and
Bridlington. Everyone is welcome.
- Dogen Sangha Bristol
sittings in Bristol have moved to Footwork Studios, 7 Stackpool Road,
Southville, every Wednesday evening at 7:15-9:00pm. Zazen/kinhin/zazen
7:30-8:30pm followed by discussion and tea to 9pm. Anyone is welcome.
Please email Paul
for details. Click here for a map.
If you have not practiced Zazen before, please come 15 minutes early for a short introduction to the practice.
Please wear loose, comfortable
clothing. We ask people to contribute £5 (£3 for unwaged/students) per
visit towards the cost of running the group
Zazen is the simplest form of
action, when we are practicing Zazen we do not intentionally think
about anything or concentrate on our feelings and perceptions. We sit
in a simple non-discriminating state where our body-and-mind is
balanced and undivided.
You will also find a detailed
explanation of how to practice Zazen and kinhin in our online
electronic booklet (Adobe Acrobat pdf format) Introduction to Buddhism
and the Practice of Zazen that you can download by clicking on this link.
Talks cover the main principles
of Buddhist philosophy and the place of Buddhism in the modern world.
You can download transcripts of some talks and other
articles (in Adobe Acrobat pdf format) from this page:
Click here to access our transcripts page with commentaries on
the Shobogenzo chapters