North East Serene Reflection Meditation

Zen Meditation in the North East of England - Welcome

This is the website of three Zen Buddhist meditation groups in the North East of England. The groups meet weekly to practice together in the Serene Reflection Meditation tradition, more commonly known as Soto Zen Buddhism.

We are affiliated to Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey and retreat centre, which provides the form of our practice, and the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. Through contact with the monks at Throssel, and other meditation groups and monks within the OBC, we are part of a wider Buddhist Sangha. If you want to keep going with any Buddist practice then being part of a 'Sangha' i.e. having contact with other people doing the same thing, is very useful, maybe even essential, to provide context, motivation and inspiration to keep going.

If you would like to make contact with one of the groups please follow the links in the menu above. You will find information on meeting times, events and contact details, as well as background information.

If you're coming for the first time we can show you how to meditate. Or, if you have been before and have lost touch with the group then we hope this site will be useful in telling you what's going on and where we are currently meeting. If you have any queries please get in touch.