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ZEN class

You can participate in zazen sessions via Zoom or YouTube from anywhere in the world!
This class is brought by the Administrative Headquarters of Soto Zen Buddhism in Tokyo.
The instructor gives you instruction of how to sit zazen. Don't worry even if you are new to zazen.
Please join us!

Guiding teacher

Rev. Hojun Szpunar

Rev. Hojun Szpunar
A Polish Soto Zen Priest. Practiced Zen both in Europe and in Japan. After studying Japanese language in Poland, he moved to Japan to study and practice Zen. At present he oversees the Zen sangha in Poland and helps with translating Buddhist teachings. While living in Tokyo he instructs zazen and gives lectures for the Japanese and foreigners visiting Japan.


1. Dahrma Talk (10min)

1. Dahrma Talk (10min)Rev. Szpunar gives a talk about the philosophy and background of zazen.
You may get some tips on how to apply and accept zazen in your daily life.

2. Zazen (15~20min)

2. Zazen (15~20min)It's time to sit zazen.
Let's have a calm and peaceful moment.

3. Q&A (Zoom only) (10min)

3. Q&A (Zoom only)(10min)Let's share about your thoughts and feelings after zazen.
You may come across new discoveries and ideas.


Once a month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (JST) on the following dates.

April 20 / Watch the class on YouTube
May 18 / Watch the class on YouTube
June 8 / Watch the class on YouTube
July 27
August 24
September 6
October 4
November 22
December 14
January 27
February 3
March 29

How to join via Zoom

Register by ZEN class Registration link below.
Maximum participants is 30 people on each class.
Application deadline is 3 days before the class.

ZEN class Registration >>>

The class is livestreaming via YouTube live.
And, you can watch archives.


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