When both body and mind are at peace,
all things appear as they are;
perfect, complete, lacking nothing.

 Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253)


New to Zen?

Want to find out more about us?

Our next Open Morning for complete beginners is on Saturday 22nd September from 9:30am to noon at 12 Mortimer Drive, Old Marston, Oxford, OX3 ORR.

Learn how to sit in meditation, hear about this ancient practice and …

… have some tea!  We will be very happy to see you.


Jason Doble by email at



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.

The Oxford Zen Centre has one Sangha in two locations led by Zen Teacher Sandy Chubb – weekly in Oxford and monthly in London. Assistant Teacher Meg Vaughan-Fowler guides the Jizo Centre in London on a weekly basis assisted by Giles Charrington and Pete Wallis is Assistant Teacher in Oxford.

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.

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