Zazen Practice in Tokyo


I hold a Zazen class on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Tokyo University's Buddhists Association. At the classes we practice Zazen (meditation), and afterwards we have a talk about Buddhism. Anyone interested can attend and beginners are welcome (come a few minutes early if you need instructions). Attendance is free. Email me at if you need more information, otherwise just come along on the day and give it a try.

The times are:
11.00 - 11.25  Zazen (seated meditation)
11.25 - 11.40  Kinhin (walking meditation)
11.40 - 12.00  Zazen
12.00 - 12.30  Break (for lunch/rest)
12.30 - 1.00    Zazen
 1.00 -  2.00   Talk  (optional)

You're welcome to come to both the morning (11 to 12) and afternoon (12.30 - 2.00) session, or to either one.

Upcoming dates in 2020:  There are no classes planned for May or June. We hope to start holding the classes again when the coronavirus situation improves.


Map and Directions

Here's a map with directions to the Tokyo University's Buddhists Association at Hongo Sanchome from the Marunouchi or Oedo subway lines. Both lines run through Shinjuku station. The stop on both lines is called "Hongo-Sanchome". Click here for an English map.

Directions: from Hongo-sanchome station on the Marunouchi line, 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 Hongo-sanchome station on the Oedo line, 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). You'll see a "Zazen Practice" sign on the glass door at the entrance.

Here's a video showing how to get to the meetings from Hongo-sanchome station on the Marunouchi line.