Find a place

To start practicing zen we recommend that you contact one of the dojos or groups of the Zen International Association (AZI)

There you will find monks, nuns and experienced practitioners to guide you. These people have themselves learnt zazen (zen meditation) from masters or former disciples often over many years. Person to person transmission is a key element in zen spirituality and each practice place is linked to a teacher who is responsible for practice in that place.

Most dojos offer regular beginner's sessions where you will be welcome. In subsequent sessions the zen principal is that beginners and experienced practitioners practice together in a spirit of sharing.

Make your choice for country and type of place: Temple, Zen Center, Dojo, Group or Correspondant.

  • Temples and monasteries
    are places of practice recognised by the Soto school and directed by a kyoshi (a certified Dharma teacher). Monasteries welcome permanent and temporary residents.
  • Zen Centers
    are places of practice that influence an entire region and which are directed by a kyoshi or an older disciple.
  • Dojos
    are places devoted to the practice of Zen and which are directed by an experienced nun or monk who practises with a master.
  • A group
    is a place where it is possible to practice Zazen.
  • A correspondant
    is a local AZI contact.

All the places of practice on this list have been recognised by the AZI Spiritual Council.

Zendonien Tai Sei Bukkyo Dai Ichi
La Gendronnière
41120 VALAIRE
France
Temple zen de Kanshoji
Domaine de la Barde
24450 LA COQUILLE
France
Temple zen de Gyobutsuji
27 avenue Jean-Médecin
06000 NICE
France
Temple zen Seikyuji
Carretera Marchena-Morón de la Frontera, km 8,8
41530 Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla
Spain
Temple zen Ryumonji
7 rue du Château d'eau.
67340 WEITERSWILLER ( STRASBOURG)
France
Temple zen d'Annonay
234 rue Pierre Véronique
07430 Colombier le Cardinal
France
Temple zen de Kôsetsuji
Betod 72
2414 LE CERNEUX-PEQUIGNOT
Switzerland
Centre Zen de Lanau
Neuvéglise
15260 Neuvéglise
France
Calle Bacardí, 10, bajos
08028 BARCELONA
Spain
Dojo Fuku Gen e.V. Berlin
Zen-Zentrüm der AZI. Wilhelm-Kabus-Strasse 39
10829 BERLIN
Germany
Centre zen Ko Boku Do
35 rue Daniel Jean-Richard
2300 LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
Switzerland
17 avenue du Midi
87000 LIMOGES
France
Rua Luciano Cordeiro 49 Cv
1150-212 LISBOA
Portugal
21 rue des Magasins
67000 STRASBOURG
France
Centre Zen de Muijoji
Rindermarkt 26
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
Centre Zen du perche
Le Bas Gage
61360 Saint Jouin de Blavou
France
Dojo Paris Châtelet
56 rue Quincampoix
75004 PARIS
France
Caracas Centro Zen Bodaishin
4ta. Av. entre 8ta y 9na. transversal #96 Los Palos Grandes
Caracas
Venezuela
Dojo de Charleroi
rue de Montigny
6000 Charleroi
Belgium
Dojo zen d'Anduze
8 rue Haute
30140 Anduze
France