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.

Caracas Centro Zen Bodaishin
4ta. Av. entre 8ta y 9na. transversal #96 Los Palos Grandes
Caracas
Venezuela
Kanjizai Zendo Aachen
Jakobstrasse 165
52064 AACHEN
Germany
Dojo zen Ko Gen
LCR Château-Double, 3 Rue Alexander Fleming
13090 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
France
Alba Bodai Dojo
Via Fratelli Ambrogio, 25
12051 ALBA
Italy
Dojo zen d'Amiens
298 rue Wulfran Warmé
80000 AMIENS
France
Dojo zen d'Anduze
8 rue Haute
30140 Anduze
France
Association zen d'Angers
17 rue de l’Hôtellerie
49000 ANGERS
France
Dojo zen Ho Sen
Sint Rochusstraat 27
2000 ANTWERPEN
Belgium
6 place sous l'Orme
89450 Asquins
France
Dojo zen d'Aubagne
2 bis rue jeu de ballon
13400 AUBAGNE
France
Dojo zen d'Avignon
11 avenue de l'Arrousaire
84000 AVIGNON
France
Dojo zen de Barcelona Kannon
Ronda Universitat, 14 2-1 A
08007 BARCELONA
Spain
Dojo zen de Berlin Mokudogen
Wassertorstr. 62
10969 BERLIN
Germany
Dojo zen de Bilbao
Plaza Moraza 3A Ionja 3 Izquerda
48007 BILBAO
Spain
Bristol Zen Dojo
91-93 Gloucester Road Bishopston
BS7 8AT BRISTOL
United Kingdom
11 rue Cattoir
1050 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Centre Tour à Plomb
Rue de l'Abattoir 20-26
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Groupe zen de Châlon sur Saône
11, rue des Lancharre
71100 CHÂLON SUR SAÔNE
France
Dojo de Charleroi
rue de Montigny,53
6000 Charleroi
Belgium
Rue du Port 4
1815 CLARENS
Switzerland