Weekly Schedule

We currently meet on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.  Please note we currently meet at two different venues – Sunday evenings are at the Calderdale Yoga Centre, Unit 2, Hangingroyd Lane, HX7 7DD (map) and Wednesday evenings at Blessingway, Birchcliffe Centre, Chapel Avenue, HX7 8DG (map)

Zen12Sunday Evenings (at Calderdale Yoga Centre)
Door open at 7.15pm
7.30 – 8.00 zazen (sitting meditation)
8.00 – 8.10 kinhin (walking meditation)
8.10 – 8.40 zazen

1st Sunday of each month has a different schedule:
7.30 – 7.50 zazen (sitting meditation)
7.50 – 8.00 kinhin (walking meditation)
8.00 – 8.20 zazen
8.20 – 8.35 play part of Dharma talk or reading from sutra/book
8.35 – 9.00 tea & discussion

Wednesday Evenings (at Blessingways, Birchcliffe Centre)
Door open at 7.15pm
7.30 – 8.00 zazen
8.00 – 8.10 kinhin
8.10 – 8.40 zazen
8.40 – 8.50 service (chanting)

We practice Soto Zen in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi of San Francisco Zen Centre. However some people do practice other forms when on the cushion. On Wednesday evening we practice a traditional Zen form and finish the evening with a service consisting of one or two chants, often followed by the Refuge Prayers.  Whilst we don’t have a resident Zen teacher, there will be someone who will be able to offer basic instruction on how we meditate if you are completely new to Zen practice.

If this sounds daunting, don’t worry, feel free to give us a call to chat about it.
Rebecca 07970 425 932
Ross 07596 746199

 

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