Zazen at the Dojo

Please check for updates on our Dojo Bookings Page which always carries the latest set of dates for which bookings can be made. It is not permitted to attend without having booked in advance.

Currently, the Dojo is operating a revised schedule with limited numbers, to ensure protection from Covid-19 infection. We open on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings exclusively for people who have pre-booked. We open our doors at least 10 minute before sits begin.

Details of IZAUK events can be found on the IZAUK website Events page.

Broadcasts during Covid-19 period

We run a ‘Virtual Dojo’ schedule led by monks, nuns and lay practitioners across the country. Some broadcasts are from the Dojo itself. Further details on our broadcast site.

Join us for zazen & chanting while you sit in your own space – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  mornings at 07:00, plus Wednesday evening at 18:00, Saturday at 08:00 and Sunday morning at 08:30. The wood sounds five minutes before the sit starts. Click the MIXLR    play button below when we’re ‘on-air’ **

BristolZenDojo is on Mixlr

** Or access on your smartphone, tablet or Chromebook using the MIXLR Android or iPhone app

These links allow you access practical guidance on practising at home/online:

Supporting the Dojo in the Covid-19 period

Practitioners can continue to support the Dojo and the life of the Sangha by making a donation or becoming a regular supporter.

Normal schedule

When the Dojo is fully operational, we sit five times a week. We usually run a half-day sit on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 8.30. We also hold talks regularly. The contact page gives further details.

Please see our Facebook page for information about upcoming activities.

Bristol Zen Dojo is part of an international network of zen centres, the International Zen Association (AZI), which has strong links with the Japanese Soto Zen school.

International Zen Association (UK) holds sesshins (retreats) three times a year across the country. See the IZAUK page for details of upcoming sessions.