Last update: 25 January 2000Thomas KIRCHNER

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Zen Centers in England

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Bangor Zen Group
Ty Gwydr: Greenhouse
1 Trevelyan Terrace
High Street
BANGOR
LL57 1AX England
Contact: Peter Moorhouse
Tel: (+44) 01492 562623 or 07891332359
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=bangor
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK


Wangford Zen Group
34 Elms Farm Cottages, Wangford
BECCLES, Suffolk
NR34 8BA England
Contact: Dick Feakins

West Midlands Zazen Group
c/o 47 Carlyle Road Edgbaston
BIRMINGHAM
B16 9BH England

Bournemouth Zen Group
BOURNEMOUTH
England
Contact: Jason Miller
Tel: (+44) 07837 303 972
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Brighton and Sussex Sangha
66 Richmond Road
BRIGHTON
BN2 3RN England
Contact: Barry Eliades
Tel: (+44) 0870 7773348
E-mail: info@brightonsangha.org.uk
Internet site
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliated to: Community of Interbeing

Brighton Zen Group
Bodhi Garden Dharma Centre
7a Ship Street Gardens (Between Ship Street and Middle Street)
BRIGHTON
BN1 1AJ England
Contact: Jay Clifton and Heather Smith
Tel: (+44) 01273 682974
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=brighton
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

The Bristol Chan Group
The Coach House, 40A Eastfield
Westbury-on-Trym
BRISTOL
BS9 4BE England
Contact Sally and Mike Masheder
Tel: (+44-0117) 924 8819
E-mail: enquiries@bristolchan.co.uk
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Teacher: John Crook
Affiliated to: Western Chan Fellowship,Chan Meditation Center

Bristol Kwan Um Zen Group
Top Flat, 38 Picton Street
BRISTOL
BS6 5QA England
Contact Erica McLucky
Tel: (+44- 77) 924-3194
Denomination: Korean Chogye Order
Lineage: Seung Sahn
Affiliated to: Kwan Um School of Zen

Dogen Sangha Buddhist Centre
21 Melbourne Road
BRISTOL
BS7 8LA England
Contact: Eido Michael Luetchford
Tel: (+44-0117) 924-3828
Fax: (+44-0117) 924-3828
E-mail: info@dogensangha.org.uk
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Kodo Sawaki
Teacher: Eido Michael Luetchford
Affiliated to: Dogen Sangha Japan

International Zen Association UK
Bristol Zen Dojo
91-93 Gloucester Road
Bishopston, BRISTOL
BS7 8AT England
Contact: Adrian Tuttiett
Tel: (+44-117) 9424347
E-mail: enquiries@zen-izauk.org
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru

White Clouds Sangha
13 York Ave., Ashley Down
BRISTOL
BS7 9LH England
Contact: Duncan Liddle
Tel: (+44) 117-951-2591
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Zenlondon
Aboard Crinkly Starfish, Portavon Marina
Keynsham Road, Keynsham
BRISTOL
BS31 2DD England
Tel: (+44) 07703 634917
E-mail: zenlondon@hotmail.com
Denomination: Korean Chogye Order
Lineage: Seung Sahn
Teacher: Grazyna Perl, JDPSN
Affiliated to: Kwan Um School of Zen

Buckingham Zen Group
6 Chandos Road
BUCKINGHAM
MK18 1AH England
Contact: Mr. H. MacCarthy

Western Chan Fellowship
c/o 24 Woodgate Ave.
BURY, Lancashire
BL9 7RU England
Contact: Simon Child
Tel: (+44) 161-761-1945
E-mail: secretary@westernchanfellowship.org
Internet site
Denomination: Chan and Western Zen
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Teacher: John Crook
Affiliated to: Chan Meditation Center; New York

Cambridge Chan/Zen Buddhism Group
CAMBRIDGE
England
Contact: David Brown
Tel: (+44) 07766 686 345
E-mail: cambridgechan@westernchanfellowship.org
Internet site
Denomination: Chan and Western Zen
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Teacher: John Crook
Affiliated to: Western Chan Fellowship

Mike Bell
69 Cambridge Road, Oakington
CAMBRIDGE
CB4 5BG England
Tel: (+44) 1223-233-200
E-mail: MPBell@msn.com
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Chester Zen Group
23 Hamilton Street, Hoole
CHESTER, Cheshire
CH2 3JG England
Contact: Silvia Young
Tel: (+44-01978) 759-447
Fax: (+44-01244) 313-685
E-mail: pardos@globalnet.co.uk
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Tangen Harada
Teacher: Hogen Daido Yamahata

Cirencester Zen Group
c/o 1 Queen Street
CIRENCESTER, Gloucester
GL7 1HD England
Contact: John Brown, Lay Minister OBC

Meditation and Buddhist Society
University of Bristol
Queen's Road
CLIFTON, Bristol
England

Amida Trust Group
39 Dickinson Square
CROXLEY GREEN, Hertfordshire
WD3 3E England
Contact: Janette Blakemore
Tel: (+44) 192-377-0406
E-mail: jb002@watford.net
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Durham University Buddhist Society
St. Cuthbert's Society
12 Saddle Street
DURHAM
DH1 3JU England

Cheong Gak Zen Centre
16 Birch View
EPPING, Essex
England
Contact: Alan Redman

Exeter Zen Meditation Group
c/o Parklands
Clyst Honiton
EXETER, Devon
England

The Gillingham Chan Group
GILLINGHAM
England
Contact: Stuart McLeod
Tel: (+44) 1634 571659
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen

The Glastonbury Chan Group
GLASTONBURY
England
Contact Ned Reiter
Tel: (+44) 01458 833663
E-mail: reiter@clara.co.uk
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen

The Hampstead Chan Group
HAMPSTEAD
England
Contact Will Turner
Tel: (+44-20) 8340 7278E-mail: reiter@clara.co.uk
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen

Hastings Buddhist Society
Cincla Cottage, Pett Level
HASTINGS, Sussex
TN35 4EE England
Contact: Alan and Elspeth Dipper

Martin Pitt
42 Hangingroyd Road
HEBDEN BRIDGE, West Yorkshire
HX7 6AH England
Tel: (+44) 1422-842-804
E-mail: Pittma@cs.man.ac.uk
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Throssel Hole Priory
Carrshield
HEXHAM, Northumberland
NE47 8AL England
Tel: (+44-01434) 345-204
Fax: (+44-01434) 345-216
E-mail: gd.thba@btclick.com
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School, Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Teacher: Daishin Morgan
Affiliiated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Brighton and Sussex Sangha
66 Richmond Road
HOVE (BRIGHTON), East Sussex
BN2 3RN England
Contact: Dave Tester
Tel: (+44) 1273-276386
E-mail: sangha@eliades.org
Internet site
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh
Affiliated to: UK Community of Interbeing

Zen Group
Shollond, Nacton
IPSWICH, Suffolk
IP10 OEW England
Contact: Douglas Harding

Chan Retreats
41 Rutland Avenue
LANCASTER
LAI 4EX England
Contact: Lancaster Chan Ass'n

Lancaster Zen Group
c/o 7 Portland Street
LANCASTER
LA1 1SZ England
Contact: Mr. P. A. Taylor OBC
E-mail: P.Taylor@lancaster.ac.uk

Leeds Zen Group
Suite 5, Whingate House
Whingate Business Park
LEEDS
LS12 3BP England
Contact: John Callaghan
Tel: (+44) 07946476471
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=leeds
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Liverpool Zen Buddhist Group
13 Hope Street
LIVERPOOL
England
Contact: David Scott
Tel: (+44-151) 706 0125
E-mail: dl.scott@virgin.net
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto/Rinzai
Lineage: Taizan Maezumi
Affiliated to: White Plum Sangha

Buddhist Interhelp
12 Shell Road
LONDON
SE13 7TW England
Contact: Mai Nguyen
v(+44-181) 692-1737
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddhist Society
58 Eccleston Square
LONDON
SW1V 1PH England

London Chan Group
Contact: Bruce Stevenson
20 Goodhall St
LONDON
NW10 6TU England
Tel: (+44-20) 8961 7802
E-mail: Bruce.Stevenson@tesco.net
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen

London Zendo Hannya Temple
10 Belmont Street
LONDON
NW1 8HH England
Tel: (+44-071) 485-9576

London Group of the International Zen Association UK (North)
Highbury Roundhouse Comm. Centre
71 Ronalds Road
LONDON N7
England
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

London Serene Reflection (Soto Zen) Meditation Group
LONDON
England
Contact: Basia Janowska
Tel: (+44) 207 373 9574
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School, Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Affiliiated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

North London Zen Group
Highbury Roundhouse Community Centre
71 Ronalds Road
LONDON
N5 1XB England
Contact: Anette Fajardo
Tel: (+44) 020 8613 9169
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=londonnorth
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Richard Hunn Association for Ch'an Study
10 Ware Court
61 St Albans Road
Sutton, London
SM1 2JH England
Contact: Adrian Chan-Wyles
E-mail: shidadao@mailforce.net
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Ch'an
Lineage: Xu Yun, Charles Luk, Richard Hunn
Affiliated to: International Ch'an Buddhism Institute UK

South London Zen Group
4a Park Street (across from Borough Market)
LONDON
SE1 9AB England
Contact: Alex le Fevre
Tel: (+44) 020 7582 0794
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=londonsouth
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

St. James's Church Sangha
7 Sundorne Rd
LONDON
SE7 7PR England
Contact: Paul Tingen
Tel: (+44) 181-293-1775
E-mail: breathe_smile@cix.compulink.co.uk
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

South London Sangha
102 Alleyn Road
LONDON
SE21 8AH England
Contact: M. Pompe
Tel: (+44) 171-673-6691
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Centre
58 Marlborough Place.
LONDON
NW8 0PL England

Zen Practice Centre Trust
Contact Scott David
Tel: (+44) 01275 846261
E-mail: zenpct@yahoo.co.uk
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto/Rinzai
Lineage: Maezumi Roshi
Teacher: Genpo Merzel
Affiliated to: Kanzeon Sangha and White Plum Lineage

Zen Practice Centre Trust
26 Salisbury Rd.
MAIDSTONE, Kent
ME14 2TX England
Contact: Barbara Hussong
Tel: (+44-1622) 670-587
Denomination: Japanese Soto/Rinzai
Lineage: Maezumi Roshi
Teacher: Genpo Merzel
Affiliated to: Kanzeon Zen Center

Manchester Chan Group
MANCHESTER
England
E-mail: manchester@WesternChanFellowship.org for
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Teacher: John Crook
Affiliated to: Western Chan Fellowship

Manchester Zen Dojo of the International Zen Association UK
Mill Street Venture Centre
491 Mill Street, Openshaw
MANCHESTER
M11 2AD England
Tel: (+44-161) 231 2040 (Alan Smith)
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=manchester
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Amida Trust
The Buddhist House
12 Coventry Rd
NARBOROUGH
LE19 2GR, UK
Contact: Caroline and David Brazier
Tel: (+44) 116-286-7476
E-mail: amida@amida.demon.co.uk
Internet site
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Order of Amida Buddha
Teacher: David Brazier

Newcastle Serene Reflection Meditation Group
Church of Divine Unity, Ellison Place
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
NE6 5YE England
Contact: Steve Roberts
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Teacher: Daishin Morgan
Affiliated to: Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey, Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Western Chan Fellowship (Teacher)
Winterhead Hill Farm
Shipham
NORTH SOMERSET
BS25 lRS England

Norwich Zen Dojo
Elements of Health
64 Bethel Street
NORWICH
NR2 1NR England
Contact: Jon Ball
Tel: (+44) 01263 768206
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=norwich
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

The Nottingham Chan Group
Theosophical Lodge, Maid Marion Way
NOTTINGHAM
England
Contact: Stephen Ward
Tel: (+44) 07834266109
E-mail: StevieJWard@hotmail.com
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Affiliated to: Western Chan FellowshipBR>
Oxford Zen Group
Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles
OXFORD
England
Contact: Rosemary Cottis
Tel: (+44) 01865 240196
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=oxford
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Dharma House
Whitecross
PENZANCE, Cornwall
TR20 8BZ England

The Mousehole Buddhist Group
Penaluna, Clodgy Moor
PENZANCE, Cornwall
TR19 6UR
England

Petersfield Buddhist Group
8 St. Peters Road
PETERSFIELD, Hampshire.
GU32 3HX England
Contact: A. S. Brettell

The Community of Interbeing
12, The Mount, Thornton-le-Dale
PICKERING, North Yorkshire
Y018 7TF England
Contact: Val Philpott
Tel: (+44) 1751-477-246
Denomination: Vietnamese Zen
Lineage: Thich Nhat Hanh

Bournemouth Zen Dojo
17 Victoria Road, Parkstone
POOLE, Dorset
England
Contact: Val Philpott
Tel: Jason Miller
Tel: (+44) 01202-718524
E-mail: enquiries@zen-izauk.org
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Preston Centre
36 Victoria Parade Ashton
PRESTON, Lancashire
England

Preston Serene Reflection Meditation Group
7 Ballot Hill Crescent, Bilsborrow
PRESTON, Lancashire
PR3 0RX England
Contact: Iain Robinson, OBC
Tel: (+44-01995) 640-623
E-mail: Iain.Robinson@dial.pipex.com
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Affiliated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (Throssel Hole Priory)

Reading Buddhist Priory
176 Cressingham Road
READING, Berkshire
RG2 7LW England
Tel: (+44-0118) 986 0750
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School, Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Affiliiated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (Throssel Hole Priory)

Rochdale Zen Retreat
5, Oak Street
ROCHDALE
OL16 1FD England
Tel: (44) 01706 525951
Denomination: Japanese Soto School, Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Affiliiated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Salisbury Zen Group
Orchard Cottage
96 Britford Lane
SALISBURY, Wilts.
SP2 8AJ England
Contact: Mo Henderson

Sheffield Buddhist Group
345 Shoreham Street
SHEFFIELD
England
Contact: Paul Mitchell

Zen Sitting Group
White Wind Zen Community
Flat 3, 4 Stuart Avenue
SOUTH HARROW, Middlesex
HA2 9BB England
Tel: (44) 020-8422 9757
E-mail: info@wwzc.org.
Internet site
Affiliiated to: Zen Centre of Ottawa

Hampshire Buddhist Society
32 Norfolk Rd.
SOUTHAMPTON
SO15 5AS England
Tel: (44) 023 8055 6817
E-mail: mailto:hampshirebuddhistsociety@gmail.com
Denomination: Zen, Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism
Affiliiated to: Chithurst Buddhist Monastery & The Zen Centre, London

North Staffs Zazen Group
21 Longton Road, Trentham
STOKE-ON-TRENT, Staffs.
ST4 8ND England
Contact: John Forse

Stroud Area Chan Group
SWINDON
England
Contact: Alec Lawless
Tel: (+44) 01453 873877
E-mail: stroudchan@westernchanfellowship.org
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Affiliiated to: Western Chan Fellowship

Swindon Chan Group
SWINDON
England
Contact: Hughie Carroll or Mick Webb
Tel: (+44) 01793 436799
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Affiliiated to: Western Chan Fellowship

Telford Buddhist Priory
49 The Rock, Ketley
TELFORD
TF3 5BH England
Tel: (+44) 1952-815574
Denomination: Japanese Soto School, Serene Reflection Meditation Tradition
Lineage: Jiyu Kennett
Affiliiated to: Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

Sharpham North Community
Sharpham North
Ashprington
TOTNES, S. Devon
TR9 7UT England
Contact: Stephen & Martine Batchelor

Zen Centre
Flat 18 Connishead House
Priory Lane
ULVERSTON, Cumbria
England
Contact: Phil Gaunt

Wells-Next-The-Sea Zen Group
Friends(Quaker) Meeting House
Quaker Yard
Church Street
WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA, Norfolk
NR23 1HZ England
Contact: Jan Pearse
Tel: (+44) 01328 712 067
E-mail: go to http://www.izauk.org/contact.asp?who=wells
Internet site
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Affiliated to: International Zen Association UK

Nottingham and District Buddh. Society
26 Millicent Road
WEST BRIDGFORD, Nottingham, Notts.
England
Contact: A. C. MacCormick

Weymouth Buddhist Group
8 Connaught Road
WEYMOUTH, Dorset
England

Western Zen Retreats
Winterhead Hill Farm
Shipham
WINSCOMBE, Avon
England
Contact: Dr. John Crook

York Chan Buddhism Group
YORK
England
Contact: Jake Lyne or Jannie Mead; James McCarthy
Tel: (+44) 01904 628536 (Mead); 01904 330977 (McCarthy)
E-mail: yorkchan@westernchanfellowship.org
Internet site
Denomination: Chinese Chan
Lineage: Sheng-yen
Teacher: John Crook
Affiliated to: Western Chan Fellowship

Last update: 2 September 2013
Thomas KIRCHNER
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