Zazen in Hamburg

Zazen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese character 座禅 Tso-ch‘an, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word ध्यान Dhyana (phonetically). It literally means ”meditation” or ”sitting in contemplation”. It describes a state of pristine, thoughtless and wide-awake awareness.

In common usage today, ”zazen” refers to the meditation exercise itself, which, through dedication and perseverance, leads the meditator's mind into a state of unbound alertness.

We sit zazen every Monday evening. You are welcome to join us. Participants without experience in zazen should attend an introduction beforehand. This takes place during the regular time.

We will meet here temporarily:

Place: Jerusalem-Kirche, Schäferkampsallee 36, Hamburg Eimsbüttel Time: Mondays, 19.15 - 20.45

Every first Monday of the month we only sit zazen for two periods and then have tea together.

For first-time participants, please register in advance.