Getting Started

Zen Introductions

If you’re interested in finding out more about zen and trying out zazen (zen meditation) the best way to start is to attend one of our regular Saturday morning introductions to zen.

This three hour workshop includes discussion of basic principles of zen and Buddhism and practical instruction in how to practise zazen. Plenty of time is also given for questions that you may have. The introduction is suitable for both complete beginners and more experienced meditators alike. See below for details of the next introduction.

Having attended an introduction, you are welcome to participate in the regular activities of the group.

Come Along to Our Weekly Sittings

Alternatively, contact us to arrange to come along around half an hour early to one of our regular Wednesday evening meetings. After basic instruction in how to practise zazen, you can participate with other practitioners.

Public Talks

We also organise occasional public talks given in the Glasgow area for people interested in finding out more about zen Buddhism. See to the right for details.


Beginners' nights
In addition to the regular Wednesday evening sessions, we're now running Tuesday night sessions for people who are relative newcomers or less experienced. Rounds are shorter, there is more guidance and advice on posture and practice and a longer teaching than on Wednesday evenings.

Sessions run from 6.30 - 8.00. It isn't EVERY Tuesday though (generally) fortnightly so check with Karl that it's running before coming along.

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Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Our next Introduction to Zen will be on:

Saturday, September 12th 2015 (Please email or call below for more details)

This introductory workshop outlines basic ideas connected with Buddhism and Zen and also offers practical instruction in Zen Buddhist meditation. There is then an opportunity to try Zen meditation, time for questions and help and guidance about how to continue practising.

Places are limited so to reserve a place and for directions, contact us at:

Tel: 0141 423 0045

Venue: Hidden Gardens (behind Tramway Theatre).
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