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We are a group of Soto Zen Buddhists, in the tradition and lineage of Master Taisen Deshimaru. We meet up in Nottingham to practice zazen together.

If you are interested in Zen, in Buddhism or mindfulness, we invite you to practice with us and experience for yourself the Zen Buddhist path and the practice of zazen which Buddha taught to his disciples 2500 years ago and has been passed  down ever since from master to disciple right to this present day.

Soto Zen Buddhism is a school of Buddhism founded by Eihei Dogen and Keizan Jokin in 13th century Japan. Soto Zen practices the zazen of Shikantaza, ‘Just sitting’. We completely experience each moment and practice without goal or profit seeking. The Buddha way is a deep spiritual practice that goes beyond our personal selves, beyond our wants and our desires. To practice zazen without goal, ‘with mushotoku mind’, is to be in harmony with all things. It is to find true peace in our lives.

The Nottingham Zen Group is currently closed.

Nottingham zafu on zafuton
Zafu on a Zafuton

For your own comfort, please wear dark loose-fitting clothing.

The Nottingham Zen Group is currently closed.

 

 

The Nottingham Zen Group is affiliated to the International Zen Association UK. For more information about the Association and Zen in the UK, please see http://www.izauk.org/.

Find us

Nottingham

The Nottingham Zen Group is currently closed.

Email – nottinghamzen@outlook.com
Text – 07472 636746

Meetup page

Practice

Buddha - zazen practice

No practice is currently planned

New venue to be announced

New to our practice? Come along at 6.45pm and we will give you an introduction.

News and Events

What’s On and What’s Happening

To keep up to date with what’s happening in our sangha in the UK click here to visit the IZAUK website.

Find us

Nottingham

The Nottingham Zen Group is currently closed.

Email – nottinghamzen@outlook.com
Text – 07472 636746

Meetup page