When both body and mind are at peace,
all things appear as they are;
perfect, complete, lacking nothing.
Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253)
Oxford Zen Centre, which has been holding zazenkais and sesshins online for the past year, will be resuming sitting in their zendo at 12 Mortimer Drive, Old Marston on Thursday September 9th, 2021
To keep everyone safe and protected, please bring NHS App or printed proof of your double-vaccination status the first time you sit at Mortimer Drive (where a record will be kept). If you are not double vaccinated, please arrive every time you sit with a negative result from a lateral flow test taken on the same day on your mobile, and show this immediately to the Jiki-Jitsu and tick you name on the spreadsheet every Zazenkai.
Welcome to the Oxford Zen Centre. For those of you who have never practised Zen meditation before, it is a practice of focussing on the breath in silence to allow the mind and body to become still. Its many benefits include greater energy, clarity, peace, compassion and kindness.
We sit together every week in either location and on regular retreats in the UK and Abroad. You are very welcome if you want to join us in London or Oxford.