IZAUK, the International Zen Association United Kingdom, was started in 1986 by Jean Baby and Nancy Amphoux, a monk and nun who followed Master Taisen Deshimaru for many years. Master Deshimaru was the Japanese Soto Zen Master who founded the International Zen Association in France.
IZAUK is an umbrella organisation connecting dojos and zazen groups (places of practice for silent, seated meditation) around the United Kingdom. IZAUK is affiliated to the International Zen Association.
The White Wind Zen Community is the Sangha of students practising under the direction of Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi, his Dharma-successors Ven. Shikai Zuiko o-sensei and Ven. Jinmyo Renge osho-ajari, and the Practice Council at the Zen Centre of Ottawa (Honzan Dainen-ji) and its branch practice groups or centres and students around the world. The purpose of the Community is to provide a context in which the Transmission of the Complete Teachings, practice, and realization of the Way of Dogen's Lineage of Zen can take place. To this end, the Zen Community provides a comprehensive and integral format of practice that is structured so that each student may practise in a manner that is appropriate for him or her, from associate student to celibate monastic.
The London Zen Centre is the home of the Kwan Um School of Zen in London and the head temple of the school in Great Britain. Members and visitors are welcome to attend any of the meditation practice sessions at the centre. Please contact the guiding teacher, Ja An JDPSN-Bogumila MALINOWSKA, in advance if you are attending practice or a retreat for the first time. Kong-an (Jap. koan) interviews take place most Sundays at the midday practice.
Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey is a place devoted to the practice of meditation within the Soto Zen tradition. The monastic community offers retreats and other events for anyone who wishes to learn about meditation and its fundamental relevance in daily living. We have been here in Northern England for forty years.
Ken Kessel, JDPSN, is guiding teacher of the New Haven Zen Center. He received inka in April 1996. He studied with Zen Master Seung Sahn beginning in 1975. He has an MSW degree and has been practicing as a psychotherapist since 1983, working with children and families in foster care, substance abuse, outpatient and inpatient mental health and therapeutic preschool settings, as well as in private practice. He lives in New York City.
The London Serene Reflection Meditation Group meets each week to meditate together and deepen our practice of the Serene Reflection tradition of Buddhism (known as Ts'ao-Tung Ch'an in China and Soto Zen in Japan).
Located in the ancient port city of Bristol in the South West of England,
Dogen Sangha Buddhist Group holds weekly Zazen practice
and talks on Buddhism based on the teachings of Zen Master Dogen,
the 13th century Buddhist monk and philosopher
who established the practice of Zazen in Japan.