What we're about
Nottingham Zen Group (http://nottinghamzengroup.co.uk)
We are a small group of Soto Zen Buddhism practitioners, in the tradition and lineage of Master Taisen Deshimaru, who meet up every Sunday morning in Arnold to practice zazen meditation together.
Soto Zen Buddhism is a school of Buddhism founded by Eihei Dogen and Keizan Jokin in 13th century Japan. Soto Zen practice emphasizes continuous practice, making your best effort in each instant without goal- or profit-seeking, and that practice and enlightenment are not two. If you are interested in Zen, in Buddhism, or just in meditation practice, we invite you to sit with us and find out for yourself what it's like. Meditation sessions begin at 10.30 each Sunday; if you have never sat zazen before, please arrive half an hour early so we can introduce you to the practice.
For your own comfort, please wear dark loose-fitting clothing.
Sunday Morning Schedule
• 10.00 - 10.30 Introductions (Help with posture)
• 10.30 - 11.00 Zazen
• 11.00 - 11.05 Kinhin (Walking meditation)
• 11.05 - 11.35 Zazen
• 11.35 - 11.50 Morning Ceremony
We are a non-profit organisation. All donations support the continuation of the group.
• Recommended donation £4.00
• Concessions £2.50
The Nottingham Zen Group is affiliated to the International Zen Association UK. For more information about the Association and Zen in the UK, please see http://www.izauk.org/ .