Next Meetup

Wednesday Zazen
If you are new to zazen, please arrive at 6.30pm for an introduction. We start zazen at 7.00pm prompt so please arrive by about 6.45pm. There will be two periods of zazen each of 30 minutes with about 5 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation) between them. Afterwards we chant the heart sutra followed by tea and a chat. Please wear dark or subdued loose clothing suitable for sitting in. Cushions and mats are provided so please bring yourself and the willingness to sit. We ask for a £5 donation to cover costs.

Peace House

Paradise Street OX1 1LD · Oxford

What we're about

Oxford Zen Group is part of the Soto Zen tradition. Led by a zen monk, the group offers the deep and direct teachings of Buddhism, using the method by which the Buddha came to awakening - Zazen, seated meditation.

We offer a safe quiet environment where you will be helped to find the meditation posture that is right for your body, and where you can learn to find a steady, peaceful state, free from distraction. There is something deeply instructive and reassuring about stillness and silence, and there are very few places where you can find time and space to allow yourself to settle deeply enough to experience the benefits.

No special skills required. We all have a busy monkey mind. You are welcome, whatever your age, background and experience.

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