Welcome to Zen Meditation in Richmond Upon Thames, where we make space in our lives to sit together and share the practice of Zazen meditation.
We hold weekly meditation and days of Zen. All are welcome, both newcomers and established meditators.
Zazen (Zen) is a Japanese term that literally means sitting meditation. It can also be translated as ‘sitting with awareness’ or ‘sitting wholeheartedly’. Zazen is simply sitting/being in the here and now. The direction of our practice is to be completely present where you are, learning simply to be, to be at one with the situation as it is. The more we notice, the more we see, the more we become open and able to include. By practising this direct and open awareness in meditation, we become freer to express the experience of oneness and interdependence in our daily lives, to respond to what the arising situation requires.
Meditation starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:15 PM (a combination of silent seated meditation and walking meditation). Instruction are given if required. See our seating dates on the Calendar.