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.
Zazen is at 5pm each Sunday evening at the Nottingham Contemporary Cafe. If you’ve never sat zazen with us before just come along and we’ll give you an introduction to our practice .
For your own comfort, please wear dark loose-fitting clothing.
Sunday Evening Schedule
• 17.00 – 17.30 Zazen (or introduction to zazen and posture)
• 17.30 – 17.35 Kinhin (walking zazen)
• 17.35 – 18.05 Zazen
• 18.05 – 18.15 Ceremony (chanting)
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/.