Chan Mediation London has been awarded branch status by DDM Taiwan, and are now known as Ch’an Meditation DDMBA London UK. Learn more
禪 － A Chinese word pronounce as Ch’an, is a form of Buddhist teaching founded byBodhidharma, an Indian monk who arrived in China in the late 5th century CE. By the 7th century, Chan was the dominant method of meditation; Ch’an masters and their literature have inspired generations of practitioners to the present day.
Much later, Chan was transmitted from China first to Korea and then to Japan where it is know as Sen and Zen respectively. Zen is better known in the West due to the spread of Japanese Buddhism after the Second World War when religious freedom on Mainland China was severely restricted. Gladly, today the situation on the Mainland is rapidly easing where Chan is thriving once more. Taiwan, however has led the way, served by monks who fled the Mainland in the 1940’s; one of these was Chan Master Sheng Yen 聖嚴法師 who founded Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.
Chan Meditation DDMBA London UK are here to promote this wonderful method of Chan and Chinese Mahayana Buddhism in the U.K. Below is our table of monthly events, all free but a donation is encouraged. Please join us and experience it for yourself.
Saturday Dec 7th One-Day Chan Workshop 10:30am 4:30pm Next Class
Wednesday Jan 15th Chan Practice at SOAS 7:00pm 9:00pm Details
Wednesday Jan 8th Dharma Discussion Group 7:00pm 9:00pm Details
Fourth Wednesday each month Evening Chan Meditation 7:00pm 9:00pm Details