If you are interested in Zen, in Buddhism, or just in meditation practice and mindfulness, we invite you to practice with us and experience for yourself the Zen Buddhist path and deepen your practice and understanding of the Buddha way.
Soto Zen Buddhism is a school of Buddhism founded by Eihei Dogen and Keizan Jokin in 13th century Japan. Soto Zen is zazen meditation, ‘silent sitting’. We make our best effort in each instant 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.
Zazen is at 10.30am each Sunday in Arnold. If you’ve never sat zazen before, please arrive half an hour early so we can introduce you to the practice.
For your own comfort, please wear dark loose-fitting clothing.
Permanent Dojo Project
We are looking to start working towards creating a permanent dojo here in Nottingham. If you would like to help us create a space open to everyone, no matter what their circumstance, where we can continue to offer the Buddha’s teachings and practice zazen meditation together, please visit our Just Giving page to make a donation.
Thank you so much for your support.
Sunday Morning Schedule
• 10.00 – 10.30 Introductions (Help with posture)
• 10.30 – 11.00 Zazen
• 11.00 – 11.05 Kinhin (Walking meditation)
• 11.05 – 11.35 Zazen
• 11.35 – 12.00 Morning Ceremony
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/.