Some mutually supportive groups and Dharma Friends:
CANBERRA, Australia: Black Mountain Zen Group.
Zazen every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm.
Half- and full-day zazenkai alternating on the first Saturday of each month. Contact Jeffrey.
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 09:00-19:00. This encounter is a gathering of people from different zazen groups. Contact Geert for more details.
AVIOTH/VILLERS-DEVANT-ORVAL, France/Belgium: Zazen Group.
We sit on Wednesday from 18h until 20h in Avioth (in France). We also sit every first Monday of the month at the Orval abbey. Contact Dennis for more info.
Every Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Varziner Strasse 4 (near S & U-Bahn Bundesplatz)
Further information & contact: zen-berlin.com.
BERLIN-Schöneberg, Germany: New Group.
Zazen every Saturday 16:00. All welcome.
For further information contact: Cyrus.
BLIESKASTEL, Germany: Zen-Werkstatt Bliesgau.
Zazen every tuesday from 19:00-20:30 (except school holidays).
For details please contact Alexander Titz
BREMEN, Germany: Zenkreis Bremen e.V.
Morning Zazen group: Mon-Sat 07:00–08:00,
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 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.
MUNICH, Germany: Silver Zazen.
Twice a month Tuesdays from 15:30-17:30.
Elsässer Str. 25 Rgb, Zen Dojo am Ostbahnhof.
All are welcome. We pay special attention to the needs of the elderly and people with physical disabilities.
For information (in German): website or contact Olena for details.
TÜBINGEN, Germany: Zen in Tübingen.
Zazen every Tuesday 19:30-21:15. Three sitting sessions with walking meditation in between.
For more details please contact: Sabine.
KECSKEMET, Hungary: Zazen Kecskemét.
Monday 19:00 – 20:30 at Trombita u.5.II/3.
Contact: Attila Kocsis for details.
KYOTO, Japan: Zazen at the Hermitage.
Daily sitting every morning and evening with chance for one-on-one when Jeff is in Japan. All those with a serious commitment to zazen are welcome. For further information, please see the Hermitage page.
TEPOZTLÁN AND MEXICO CITY, Mexico: ser sin yo. zen df/tepoz.
Sittings throughout the week in Mexico City and weekends in Tepoztlán. Newly formed group, everyone is welcome. Contact Sergio Negrete for further information.
GOES, Netherlands: Gewoon Zitten (just sit).
Location: Centrum t Westlicht , Singelstraat 7 , 4461 HZ Goes.
Zazen: 3 x 20 minute periods, with 10 minutes of kinhin in between.
Dates: Every other week on Monday, beginning 30-03-2017.
Price: €7,50, but cheaper if you come more often.
Contact: Nicole Miedema, Telephone: 06-41772271, Website.
OOSTKAPELLE, Netherlands: Zen op Zondag (Zen on Sunday).
Location: Museum Terra Maris in the forest between Oostkapelle and Domburg
Zazen: 4 x 25 minute periods, with 5 minutes of kinhin in between.
Time: Starting 9:30 am.
Dates 2017: 19 march, 30 april, 28 may, 18 june, 30 july, 27 august, 24 september, 22 oktober, 26 november, 17 december.
Price: €6,50 for a single time. A year membership for the museum is €37,50. This includes all the zazen meditations for a year.
Contact Jan Tuin at tel: (0031) 615517600.
UTRECHT, Netherlands: Open Zendo.
Every Friday morning: 09:00–10:30. Open Zendo, Graalhuis, Nieuwe Gracht 51, Utrecht. Contact.
CLUJ, Romania: Provision.
Alunisu/Magyarokereke, a small village in Cluj County, Transylvania, Romania. Zentelke Sangha.
We are a small community of practitioners currently living and working a sustainable lifestyle project through Provision. There are no regularly scheduled meetings but we do offer gatherings and workshops and the possibility to create collaborative events. Website.
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.
LONDON, England: Zazen At Diorama Arts.
Weekly Zazen group meeting at Diorama Arts Studios. Monday evenings, between 18:45 – 20:45. You may confirm sittings are on as scheduled with a call to Diorama Arts Reception: 020 7383 0727. Please see notice board on arrival for room allocation for the evening. (Mats, cushions and chairs available). For details contact: Leon or Richard.
CANTERBURY, England: Jin-Daichi (Whole Great Earth) Zendo.
– every morning during weekdays (6:30am – 7:30am)
– every Wednesday and Thursday evening (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
– every two months for a whole day on a Saturday
Contact: Marcus and Jenny and we will be glad to send you more details. Website
(A mailing list exists for those interested in UK retreats with Jeff. Contact Richard for details).
TALLAHASSEE, FL, USA: Tallahassee Chan Center.
Regular meditation and retreats led by Guo Gu, in the tradition of Sheng Yen and Dharma Drum. Website.
NEW YORK CITY Area, NY, USA: New Group.
Monthly one day retreat, usually the first Sunday of the month. Rotating between Westchester, Bloomfield, NJ, and Brooklyn.
10:00-16:00. (09:30 orientation for those who desire it). 25 minute rounds in the morning until 12:30, three 40 minute rounds after a break for lunch. All are welcome to come for as much or as little as they wish. No prior experience necessary. No fees.
Contact Tim Armacost for details.
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 10:00-16:00. 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 10:00-16:00. The schedule consists of:
– three 40-minute periods of zazen;
– a vegetarian lunch served at 12:30;
– zazen resuming at 13:30 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 19:30 in the evening. Doors open at 19:00. 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 19:30.
Once a month – on the 2nd Sunday – there will be a lecture instead of the sitting.
Location 2: Radnor: Sittings on Wednesday evenings at 19:30.
Once a month – on the 4th Wednesday – there will be a discussion instead of the sitting.
For more information go to: Website.
WAYNE, PA, USA: Main Line Zen Meditation.
Every Saturday 10:00 – 11:30.
Two sitting sessions with walking meditation in between, at the Tredyffrin Public Library.
Contact Ying Studebaker for more details.
YARDLEY, PA, USA: Buddhist Sangha Bucks County.
We meet every Monday from 19:00-21:00 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 08:30-10:30 (two 30-40 minute periods of zazen, followed by tea/discussion). Mondays 18:30-20:50. (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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