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. 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 Shikantaza, a form of meditation that allows us to engage in the alive quality of every single moment.
This type of 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

april 2021

12apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventPrecepts StudyMonday Evening

13apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

14apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

14apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventSangha MeetingWednesday Evening

15apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

15apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventFriday Night MettaFriday Evening

16apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

16apr9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventZazenkaiSaturday Morning

16apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventFriday Night MettaFriday Evening

17apr9:00 am12:00 pmVirtual EventZazenkaiSaturday Morning

19apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

19apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventPrecepts StudyMonday Evening

20apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

21apr7:30 am8:40 amVirtual EventMorning ZazenMonday to Friday

21apr7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventSangha MeetingWednesday Evening

22apr7:30 am8:40 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

We are a registered charity with the Charity Commission.

Registration number 1192233