About the Class
Zen is strongly associated with group practice. Having the opportunity to be with others on the same path and in a place dedicated to this work is tremendously beneficial. This session is our main weekly Zen meditation meeting, and there is time for guidance for beginners and some teaching.
We begin with chanting, then there will be a Dharma talk by Daizan Roshi (or group discussion when Daizan Roshi is away), Zazen with an opportunity for Sanzen (private Zen interview). After 6pm we have an informal optional tea finishing about 7pm. For more information about the session, see the Zenways website (the website for our Zen group).
Paying a regular donation towards the class
You’re very welcome to come a few times to see whether you find our style of practice helpful. There is no charge. However if you decide you want to attend regularly, you can sign up as a Zenways member and commit to sending a monthly donation to help cover the cost of the class – our Zen organisation relies for its survival on your donations.
For more information and how to sign up see the Zenways website.
Class Teacher – Daizan Roshi
Daizan is the founder and director of ZenYoga.
Having studied in Zen monasteries over many years, Daizan is a Zen master in the Rinzai tradition. He has been teaching meditation and yoga in London since he returned from Japan in 2007.
His teachings emphasise the transformative power of mindfulness, melting away blocks and resistances so that we can enter life more fully and fearlessly.