Weekly Meditation

Learn to listen to the voice within yourself.
Your body and mind will become clear and
you will realise the unity of all things. 

Zen Master Dogen (1200-1253)

 

A bell strikes three times to start weekly evening meditation on Tuesdays in London and Thursdays in Oxford.

After 25 minutes, the bell strikes twice to begin walking meditation.  Then the teacher offers a talk on an aspect of Zen practice, on a Dogen Dharma Talk or on a Zen koan.

After the talk it is possible to see the teacher for short interviews called Dokusan which concern the student’s practice and insight. Students can see the teacher every week if they wish and it is recommended they attend Dokusan at least once a month.

After the talk, meditation practice resumes for two more sits until a final bell announces the end of the sit (Zazenkai) and the chanting of The Four Great Vows followed by three deep bows of gratitude.