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Dogen Sangha's Saturday Meetings in Tokyo


Zazen Practice and Talk on Buddhism

Our Saturday meetings in Tokyo are held at Tokyo University's Young Buddhists Association in Hongo Sanchome (see below for map). We practice Zazen sitting meditation and afterwards we have a talk. Questions and discussions are welcome. Anyone interested is welcome. Attendance is free.

The schedule for the meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays is:

1:00-1:30pm  Zazen
1:30-2:30pm  Lecture

Click here to check upcoming dates on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no meetings from the end of July to the beginning of September as Tokyo University will be closed for the summer vacation.

The schedule for the meetings on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays is:

11:00-11:25am  Zazen
11:25-11:40am  Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
11:40-12:00pm  Zazen
12:00-12:30pm  Break (lunch or a rest)
12:30-1:00pm    Zazen
1:00-2:00pm     Lecture (optional)

Click here to check upcoming dates on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays

Beginners are welcome, but please come a few minutes early if you need instructions. Wear loose comfortable clothes.
For the meetings on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, you're welcome to come to both the morning (11 to 12) and afternoon (12.30 to 2.00) session, or to either one.


Map and Directions


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Click here for an English map to the Young Buddhists Association in Hongo Sanchome from the Marunouchi or Oedo subway lines. Both lines run through Shinjuku Station. The stop on both lines is called Hongo-Sanchome.  

Directions: From the Marunouchi line station, turn right after passing through the ticket barrier and follow the alley out to the main street. The building where the meetings are held is across the street. You can cross at the traffic lights on the corner (see map). From the Oedo line station, take exit no. 5 and turn to the left after leaving the station. Follow the main street and then turn left again at the corner with the traffic lights (see map). The entrance to the Young Buddhists Association is next to the Nicos travel agency (just behind the bus stop).

For more information: email Peter or Gerhard