Bristol Zen Centre
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Bristol Zen Centre is an informal zen community, or sangha, affiliated to Furnace Mountain Zen Centre (FMZC) in Kentucky. Our guiding teacher is Zen Master Dae Gak of FMZC.
BZC has been meeting since 1998. We were originally known as The Wednesday Zen Meeting.
We now meet every week on a Tuesday evening for meditation practice at Fulcrum House. We welcome people of all levels of experience. Meditation instruction for beginners is always available from senior students. The first Tuesday of the month is an introduction to zen practice.
As well as our regular Tuesday evening practice, we offer a year round schedule of workshops, residential and non-residential retreats. Zen Master Dae Gak leads a retreat every year.
We offer formal zen training in a small and friendly group. Following in the tradition of our lineage, we provide an opportunity for open and dynamic spiritual enquiry. Our hope and intention is to awaken to our original compassionate nature for the benefit of all beings.
Jane Cutler (Myo Shim) and Jane Whitehead (Dae Shim) co-abbot Bristol Zen Centre.
We have a number of senior students who have taken 16 precepts and have been training with Zen Master Dae Gak for many years.