London Zen Centre 


Wednesday evenings (7-8:30pm) , starting September 25, 
Novemeber 18, 2013

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London Zen Centre 
923 Waterloo St
London, ON N6A 3X2

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 Introduction to Zen - Meditation and Koans

 beginning and deepening a meditation pactice


This eight week class covers everything you need to develop a meditation practice in your life and also points to something even more fundamental - a way to experience and live in freedom and joy, no matter what the circumstances of your life. This is the path of Zen, and this class is a gateway to discovering this for yourself. 

Whether you are a person who works with their hands, an artist, a cutting edge executive, a professional, or a person who doesn't use labels, Zen meditation and koans are a way of making your true life directly available to you - with all the freedom and joy that comes with that. 

In this class we first learn the basics of Zen meditation, then we explore Zen koans. Zen koans are a powerful and accessible way of directly stepping into awakening and is one of the key spiritual technologies developed by the Zen tradition. It's a spiritual technology that brings the direct realization of the Buddha to all people and all traditions. 


Class 1: Introduction to the process of this class, Zen and to each other

Class 2: Types of meditation, and why Zen meditation is different

Class 3: Zen meditation; body, breadth and mind

Class 4: Meditation, as an actual practice, and things that arise

Class 5: Introduction to Zen koans, gateways to awakening

Class 6: Koans as a way of completely transforming your life 

Class 7: A mini koan workshop with meditation and discussion

Class 8: Review, koan presentations, next steps.

Cost: $145 ($100 before August 1)

Register Now!Note: This class usually fills up, so register early to reserve your spot. Payment can be made via Paypal, Credit Card (click on the paypal icon and choose no paypal account), or by a cheque at the door.