Zazen Meditation and Lecture

Dogen Sangha Tokyo
Dogen Sangha Tokyo
Public group

Tokyo University Young Buddhists Association

3 Chome-33 Hongo, Bunkyo City · Tokyo

How to find us

Follow the directions below. Come along to Hongo-San-Chome and observe your-"self" if you have time.

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We have an hour zazen and kinhin (walking meditation) from 11:00 (I put the start time as 10:45 as it's good for any people new to zazen to get a little bit of instruction before sitting). This session is optional. You can choose to come to just the early sitting, or the later sitting, or come to both.

From 12:30 we have another sitting for 30 minutes, and after that we have an hour lecture by Peter Rocca where we usually go over Buddhist philosophy based on the teachings of Master Dogen in his text, The Shobogenzo. It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing for sitting zazen.

It is advisable to wear loose comfortable clothing for sitting zazen.

- NOTE: Numbers from Meetup have to be limited to 15 due to space constraints and fitting in regular non-meetup members also (though we do not usually have such an amount of people signing up from Meetup, this is just in case as we have previously on unpredictable, random occasions).

It will be held at the Tokyo University Young Buddhist's Association (they have an office floor in the MUFJ building).

Here is a link to the place on Google Maps:,139.7607403,19.74z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x60188c3c9dcb5483:0x77bcecf847ce59d5!8m2!3d35.7068736!4d139.7610609?hl=en (,139.7607403,19.74z/data=%214m5%213m4%211s0x60188c3c9dcb5483:0x77bcecf847ce59d5%218m2%213d35.7068736%214d139.7610609?hl=en)

And to help even further, one of our other main teachers, Peter Rocca made a video of how to get there from the Marunouchi line.

Also, here is a nice explanatory video by the founder of our group explaining how to sit zazen:

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