Welcome to Zen Peace Centre

THE GATE OF VAST EMPTINESS

Your search has begun. The self is empty, the Ten Thousand Things are empty, Enlightenment is empty. Nothing is holy, and yet, the Gate of Vast Emptiness stands open asking "Who Are You?"

Zen Peace Centre is a place of Buddhist practice in the tradition of the international White Plum and the Zen River community. It is dedicated to awakening to the reality of our life and living compassionately in this society and for the sake of all beings.
 
Our core practice is Zazen, a form of meditation that allows us to engage in the alive quality of every single moment.
Zazen allows us to see reality from a new perspective and to fully actualize our Bodhisattva vows in the world.
 
We commit ourselves to doing this by being open to respond to the cries of the world, to dismantle oppression and injustice. We commit ourselves to being peace advocates in the world and promoting the practice of humility. 
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Our Vision Is Peacefulness

We are dedicated to awakening to the reality of our life and living with kindness and compassion and for the sake of all beings.
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Meet our community

"What I find at Zen Peace Centre is a helping hand; compassionate guidance and friendly community based in Love and Kindness".
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Please Support our Projects

As a charity, we can only survive and thrive through your kind generosity. Please support us to support you.

Weekly Calendar

january 2021

24jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to FridayLive Now

25jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

25jan7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventPrecepts StudyMonday Evening

26jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

26jan11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventMorning Zen Tea CeremonyTuesday Morning

26jan12:00 pm12:30 pmVirtual EventBeginner’s Mind Facebook LiveTuesday Lunchtime

27jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

27jan7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventSangha MeetingWednesday Evening

28jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

28jan11:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventMorning Zen Tea BreakThursday Morning

28jan12:00 pm12:30 pmVirtual EventBeginner’s Mind Facebook LiveThursday Lunchtime

28jan7:30 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventZen for World PeaceThursday Evening

29jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

29jan7:30 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventBeginner’s MindFriday Evening

29jan8:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventFriday Night Zazen

30jan7:30 am8:30 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

What people say about us

Refuges such as this are truly a treasure, especially amongst the urban bustle.  For me the missing link was community. Without it, Zen practice can easily become a solitary escape, haunted by doubts. Having dharma friends and a wise teacher transforms this, giving it life, focus, laughter and love. Come along and feel instantly relaxed and included by a lovely bunch just like you!

Craig McGill

Craig McGill

Suffering brought me here but coming here is not a cure or fix it, ultimately that’s our own job. What I find at Zen Peace Centre though is a helping hand; compassionate guidance and friendly community based in Love and Kindness. I’m heard and seen here. There is no hierarchy, only our humble and trusted teacher Jitei who’s commitment to Love and Kindness and selfess service serves as, for me at least, a role model for Peace.

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell

The centre has been such a great help to myself and many others. It is my first time to practice zen meditation at this level and with such wonderful people who are so inviting 😊
It’s a great place to learn more about the practice and yourself. I am glad to have found this peace sangha in Lancaster…It will make your heart smile 💓🙏

Karen Devlin

Karen Devlin