Learn Zen Meditation

Weekly Monday meetings. Our Zen meditation practice, called Zazen, centres and guides us in living an authentic, connected, aware life. Linked to Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, the Group is affiliated to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, part of the Soto Zen tradition. You are warmly invited. The Lancaster Group started in 1980.

Our introductory sessions, which include meditation instruction given by experienced meditators, are held on each second Mondays of each month.  There is no charge for these sessions. The dates for forthcoming introductory sessions are, in 2019, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, and in 2020, January 13, February 10, March 9 and April 13. You are welcome just to turn up on these evenings to see if our meditation practice resonates with you, and to try it out.

This website lets you know about our meditation practice, what we do at group meetings, our wider connections, and our group contacts – please navigate it by clicking on Menu or the tabs at the top of the home page.

We meet on Mondays at 7.30pm upstairs at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster which is right next door to Lancaster railway station, except for some Bank Holiday Mondays, and between Christmas and New Year.

There is also no charge for our weekly meetings – we invite regular attenders to make a donation to support our costs through our alms bowl as they wish, according to their means.