Zazen (meditation) and talks

Meditation is a simple and natural activity which helps to focus mind and to maintain mental and physical health. In practical terms we explain, demonstrate and exercise four meditation postures and two fundamental meditation techniques. This is a non-sectarian approach which also explores links to mindfulness. There is an opportunity for a more in-depth study and one-to-one interview with Zen Master.

Dates: Monday evenings  7 – 8.30 pm

winter break 5 November 2018 till mid-January 2019

Venue: Oxford Quaker Meeting

All are welcome; donations are welcome


Zazenkai with Barbara Jikai Gabrys

Zazenkai, a one day retreat, is a day devoted to focusing mind and introspection. For dates see below:


1st December 2018 – Zen poetry retreat:

Zen is a way of life which aims to act with awareness in every single moment of time. Being fully in the moment and present in a place is beautifully captured in Zen poetry. It is more suggestive than explicit, and goes beyond the limitations of time and space.

More info in downloadable file Day01.12.2018

Maximum number of places: 12

What is the code of conduct during the retreat? Here it is:

Practical information about the zazenkai

A one-day retreat – or zazenkai in Japanese – is a time of intense Zen practice when we turn our awareness inwards. When you have committed to this day, you may be sacrifying your free time or time with your partner or family.

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Zen for well-being

In this course several meditation techniques will be explored. They are intended to boost the body’s energy and enhance the mind’s clarity. As befits Zen tradition, it is suitable for everybody seeking the bodymind integration. The course is accredited by

Maximum number of places: 16

Course fee: donations only. Suggested donations: £45 – £90

There are two sponsored places, for the cost of teaching materials and guided meditations CD only. Please apply directly to Barbara as below:

Further enquiries and register of interest for upcoming courses:

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