Zazen at the Dojo

Currently, the Dojo operates a slightly reduced schedule with limited numbers, to ensure protection from Covid-19 infection. We open our doors 10 minutes before sits begin.

As well as the normal weekly schedule, we are holding a Zen Half Day on Sunday 14th November, 2021.

Please book a place on the Dojo-Bookings page, which shows all dates for which bookings can be made. No-one may attend without booking in advance.

Dojo-Live Broadcasts

We run a ‘virtual dojo’ using internet radio, with broadcasts from the dojo at the scheduled times. We also relay broadcasts from the Lanau Zen Centre on Saturday mornings.

Join us for zazen & ceremonies while you sit in your own space – Tuesday mornings, Wednesday & Friday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings. The wood sounds five minutes before each sit starts.

Please note – Link to our broadcasts on the Dojo-Live page. We no longer broadcast using the BZD Mixlr channel. Further information about the change on the more menu item.

Practice at home

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

Supporting the Dojo

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

Normal schedule

The contact page shows our normal (non-Covid) weekly schedule.

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.