To the right: Painting by Zen Master Sochu Suzuki, Tom Chetwynd's teacher.
Tom's top ten Zen recommended reading list - scroll down
Places to Sit
There are two opportunities to sit in London with Tom Chetwund's students:
Richard Garlick's Zen group at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London NW1 3PH
Weekly sitting continues Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm. If the front gate of the
church is chained, please ring the buzzer at the back door.
Wednesday eevning (except the last Wednesday of the month)
18:45 How to Sit (for beginners
19:00-10:30 Zazen (sitting meditation with 2 breaks)
It is helpful to wear loose comfortable clothes, appropriate for the temperature at the time of year. It is very important to be on time, as meditation begins promptly at 7pm. It is customary for anyone who absolutely has to arrive late to enter very quietly, take a seat in the pews, and wait fo the first break (19:25) to join the group. It should also be noted that there will be no verbal instruction for anyone arriving late as it would disturb everyone else's meditation.
Maggie Hindley's Zen group at Interfaith Church.
Weekly sittings are Thursdays 6:30-8 at London Inter Faith Centre
020 7372 1765
Other links that are helpful:
Granite Mountain Zen Group London http://www.granitemountainzen.co.uk/
Kyudo Nakagawa, abbot of Ryutaku-ji 1990-2007. Kyudo Roshi's website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyudo_Nakagawa
Tom's top ten Zen reading list:
For a more comprehensive reading list go to Zen and the Kingdom of Heaven
(In alphabetic order)
BROSSE, Jacques - Les Maitres Spirituels
BUDGE, E. A. Wallis - English translation of the Wit and Wisdom of the Christian Fathers of Egypt.
CASSIAN, John - Institutes and Conferences
CLOUD OF UNKNOWING - Anonymous
DOGEN - Shobogenzo
MEYENDORFF, John A - Study of Gregory of Palams
SAHN, Seung - Drooping Ashes on the Buddha The Compass of Zen (read second half zen stories).
SEKIDA, Katsuki - Zen Training
SOKEI-AN - The Zen Eye
The PHILOKALIA - For those Christians pursuing the path of spritual perfection, this anthology of the Christian masters is ranked second only to the Bible 1- 14 century