When body and mind are at peace,
All things appear as they are;
Perfect, complete, lacking nothing.
Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253)
Welcome to the London Jizo Zen Centre. For those of you who have never practised Zen meditation before, it is a discipline of focusing on the breath in silence to allow the mind and body to become still.
Its many benefits include greater energy, clarity, compassion, kindness and peace.
If you would like to join us in The Meditatio Centre (first floor, St Mark’s Church, Myddleton Square, Islington, EC1R 1XX), we meet every Tuesday evening in normal times. We welcome your interest. Please do get in touch with us (see above right) before coming for the first time.
A SCHEDULE of Tuesday sitting times for both London (Tuesday) and Oxford (Thursday) zendos for 2023 in Word format is available here. ** PLEASE NOTE, as an exception, THAT TUESDAY MAY 2 IS NOW A SHORT SIT DAY (5.45-7.45 pm) AND TUESDAY MAY 9 IS A LONG SIT DAY (2 pm to 7.45 pm). The 2023 online calendar for both London and Oxford is also available here and it can be downloaded and/or viewed on your phone, tablet or computer. The London and Oxford meditation venues can be found on both schedule formats.
The Oxford Zen Centre has one Sangha in two locations, led by Zen Teacher Sandy Chubb, in Oxford and London. We sit together every week in both locations as well as on regular retreats in the UK and abroad.