Groups

Belgium:

LOUVAIN, Belgium: Zazen in the Beguinage.
Zazen in the Beguinage, every Tuesday 19:45-21:15. Every last Saturday of the month, there is the opportunity to sit a whole day in the Abbey of Averbode 9:00-19:00. This encounter is a gathering of people from different zazen groups. Contact Geert for more details.

LOUVAIN, Belgium: Zazen in the Romaanse poort.
Zazen in the Romaanse poort (Brusselse straat), every Thursday 19:45-21:30. Contact Karel for more details.

Brazil:

CAMPINAS, Brazil: Mu-shin (No-self) Rinzai Zendo.
Zazen Mondays 19:30 – 21:30, Tuesdays 18:00 – 19:00. Contact Ivan or Miche for more details.

Germany:

BONN, Germany: Zazentag in Bonn..
Once every month. For information (in German): Zazentag Bonn, or contact Antje or Christel for details.

BREMEN, Germany: Zenkreis Bremen e.V..
Morning Zazen group: Mon-Sat 7.00–8.00,
Various sitting groups in the evenings Mon–Sun,
Monthly Sesshins. Contact Raoul for details.

HANNOVER, Germany: Zen-Meditation e.V..
Zazenkai (open to everybody) Thursdays 19:30-21:30. Various sesshins throughout the year, rohatsu-sesshin first week of January. Contact Hartmut Borges for details.

MUNICH, Germany: Zen an der Uni.
Thursdays 19:00-20:30.
Meditationsraum der DBU, Amalienstr. 71 (Rgb.). Contact Clemens for details.

MUNICH, Germany: Zen Do Kai.
Wednesdays 19:00-20:00, Fridays 18:00-20:30, and occasional weekend sittings. For information (in German) Zen Do Kai or contact Ursula Duch for details.

MUNICH, Germany: Zen Dojo am Ostbahnhof.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 06:30-08:00 & 18:00-20:00, as well as Saturdays: 09:00-10:30.
For information: Zen Dojo am Ostbahnhof or contact Christopher Hamacher for details.

Hungary:

BUDAPEST, Hungary: One Drop Zendo.
Monday-Friday 7:00-8:30, 18:00-19:30. Saturday 9.00-10.30. No fee. Every month there’s also a weekend sesshin. Bp. VI. Hajós u. 32, Budapest. Website (in Hungarian). Contact.

Japan:

KYOTO, Japan: Zazen at the Hermitage.
Daily sitting every morning and evening with chance for one-on-one when Jeff is in Japan. Weekly sitting Saturday mornings 9:30 – 12:00. All those with a serious commitment to zazen are welcome, regardless of experience. No fee, donations received with gratitude. Contact Alex for details.
(For further information on training at Jeff’s hermitage, please see the Hermitage page)

Mexico:

DISTRITO FEDERAL, Mexico: Zendo Condesa.
Monday sitting 19:00 – 21:30. Sunday 11:00 – 13:00. For further information: Contact.

Netherlands:

MIDDELBURG, Netherlands: Zendo Zeeland.
Wednesday nights 19:45-21:30, Pakhuis 22, Oostkerkplein 22, Middelburg.Website (in Dutch).

OUDE TONGE, Netherlands: Zen op Flakkee.
Tuesdays: beginners (19:00-20.30) and experienced sitters (20.30-22.30). €45,- per 10 evenings. Website (in Dutch). Contact Guus before attending.

UTRECHT, Netherlands: ZEN onder de Dom.
Wednesdays 20:15-22:30, for experienced sitters. €80 per 3 months. Yogacentrum, Lange Nieuwstraat 3, Utrecht. Website. Contact ZEN onder de Dom before attending.

UTRECHT, Netherlands: Open Zendo.
Every Friday morning: 9.00–10.30. Open Zendo, Graalhuis, Nieuwe Gracht 51, Utrecht. Contact.

Romania:

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania: Returning to Silence.
Wednesdays from 19:00. Gandhi Spiritual Centre.
Website (in Romanian, Hungarian & English). For details: Contact.

ORADEA, Romania: Posticum.
Zazenkai (open to all). Website (in Romanian). For details: Contact.

Switzerland:

ZURICH, Switzerland: New Group.
A Zazen practice circle is being initiated to support each other on the way. If you are interested in joining please contact: Haochen.

UK:

LONDON, England: London Inter Faith Centre.
Weekly sits most Thursday evenings, quarterly Saturdays and sesshin before Easter & Christmas. Free; donations welcome. For details see: Website, or contact: Maggie Hindley.

(In addition, a mailing list exists for those interested in UK retreats with Jeff. Contact Adam for details).

USA:

PHILADELPHIA Area, Levittown, PA, USA: Clearwater Sangha.
Zazen on Saturday evenings at 19:00 and 20:00, with tea and Dharma discussion afterwards, and the first Saturday and third Tuesday of every month from 10 AM to 4 PM. All are welcome. For details, contact Dale Shimizu.

PHILADELPHIA CENTER CITY, PA, USA: Shikan Zendo.
Monthly One-Day Silent Retreat on the fourth Sunday of every month from 10 AM to 4 PM. The schedule consists of:

  • three 40-minute periods of zazen;
  • a vegetarian lunch served at 12:30 PM; and
  • zazen resuming at 1:30 PM with three 40-minute periods.

All are welcome regardless of experience. No fee, donations received with gratitude. For further details and to reserve a spot, contact Julianna.

PHILADELPHIA – Havertown, PA, USA: Philadelphia Meditation Center.
Weekly sittings every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:30 in the evening. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Monthly sittings on some Saturday mornings and afternoons. For more information go to: PMC Schedule.

PHILADELPHIA – Plymouth Meeting – Radnor, PA, USA: Philadelphia Buddhist Association.
Location 1: Plymouth Meeting: Sittings on Sunday evenings at 7:30.
Once a month – on the 2nd Sunday – there will be a lecture instead of the sitting.
Location 2: Radnor: Sittings on Wednesday evenings at 7:30.
Once a month – on the 4th Wednesday – there will be a discussion instead of the sitting.
For more information go to: Website.

YARDLEY, PA, USA: Buddhist Sangha Bucks County.
We meet every Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Yardley Friends Meeting.
65 North Main Street in Yardley, PA. All are welcome, you may contact us at: email, or Website, or Facebook.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Zen Buddhist Sangha of Washington DC (Ka Shin Zendo).
Saturday mornings 8:30-10:30 (two 30-40 minute periods of zazen, followed by tea/discussion). Mondays 6:30 PM-8:50 PM. (three 40-minute periods of zazen). Fee $5 per visit. Note to newcomers: The zendo is open to anyone with prior experience at a Zen or Buddhist practice center, and/or to those who have attended an orientation session. Website.


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