Tokyo Class

I hold an English-language class on Zen Buddhism on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Tokyo University's Buddhists Association. At the classes we practice Zazen meditation, and afterwards I give a talk about Buddhism. Anyone interested can attend and beginners are welcome (come a few minutes early if you need instructions). Attendance is free. Email me at if you need more information, otherwise just come along on the day and give it a try.

The times are:
11.00 - 11.25  Zazen
11.25 - 11.40  Kinhin (slow walking meditation)
11.40 - 12.00  Zazen
12.00 - 12.30  Break (for lunch or a rest)
12.30 - 1.00    Zazen
 1.00 -  2.00   Talk

You're welcome to come to both the morning (11 to 12) and afternoon (12.30 - 2.00) session, or to either one.

Upcoming dates in 2018:  July 14
(This will be our last class before the summer vacation. There will be no class on July 28 or during August. Our classes will resume again on September 8.)

Map and Directions

Here's a map with directions to the Tokyo University's Buddhists Association at Hongo Sanchome from the Marunouchi or Oedo subway lines. Both lines run through Shinjuku station. The stop on both lines is called "Hongo-Sanchome". Click here for an English map.

Directions: from Hongo-sanchome station on the Marunouchi line, turn right after passing through the ticket barrier and follow the alley out to the main street. The building where the meetings are held is across the street.
From Hongo-sanchome station on the Oedo line, take exit no. 5 and turn to the left after leaving the station. Follow the main street and then turn left again at the corner with the traffic lights (see map). The entrance to the Young Buddhists Association is next to the Nicos travel agency (just behind the bus stop). You'll see a "Zazen Practice" sign on the glass door at the entrance.

Here's a video showing how to get to the meetings from Hongo-sanchome station on the Marunouchi line.