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ZEN class (영어)

Zen Class is an opportunity for all to learn about and begin the practice of zazen.
This year's "ZEN Class" will be held in-person.

Please register in advance for the class, which will be limited to 30 participants per session.
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!


Once a month from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (JST) on the following dates.


March 25 (Mon) / April 10 (Wed) / May 1 (Wed) / June 12 (Wed) / July 24 (Wed) / August 7 (Wed) / September 4 (Wed) / October 2 (Wed) / November 27 (Wed) / December 4 (Wed)


January 10 (Fri) / February 7 (Fri) / March 26 (Wed)


Soto Zen Administrative Headquarters
Tokyo Grand Hotel 5th floor

5-2, Shiba 2-Chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo Japan

Participation Fee

Free of charge


Please wear relaxed, loose-fitting clothing (changing rooms available).

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. Reception (5:30pm~)

Please come to the Tokyo Grand Hotel, 5th floor.
If you would like to change, please ask a staff member to show you to the changing rooms.

2. Dahrma Talk (15min)

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.

3. Zazen (45min)

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

YouTube Streaming

You can watch the live streaming on YouTube below. Registration is not required.

YouTube archive

You can watch past ZEN class sessions below.

ZEN class information is also available on Facebook and Instagram.

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