Shohaku Okumura Roshi Dharma Talk

Zen Meditation & the Zazen of Everyday

SHIKANTAZA: Zen Meditation & the Zazen of Everyday On March 5th 2020, at 7 pm, we will have the honor to host Shohaku Okumura Roshi for a unique Dharma talk and a three day sesshin under his guidance. The Teacher’s invitation to the Zen Center Athens was made due to the occasion of the publication of his book Shikantaza, in Greek, by the publishing house Estia and Zen Center Athens. The book, consisting of an essential handbook for zazen practice and an anthology of fundamental Soto Zen texts, is the first written and edited by Okumura Roshi. Shikantaza, first published…


ZEN DAY 15.12.2019

We would like to inform you that the next Zen Day will take place on Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 10: 00-18: 00. We will have 6 zazen periods with Kinhin (meditative walking) in between, and a discussion amongst  practitioners at 13.00 before the lunch break. Below is a link to download the Shobogenzo-zuimonki pdf. For this Sunday we will read chapters 5-4, 5-5, 5-6. Please, come to the site strictly by 10:10. After Zazen starts, and once the door to Zendo is closed, you will not be able to enter. Lunch breaks take place at the Zen Center…



We would like to invite you all on Friday December 20th, at the Center for a Christmas gathering  that we hope will take you somewhere between  serenity and surprise, awareness and relaxation, compassion and joy. Our dojo and zendo will host you filled with origami and colorful mandala cards, zen stories, buddhist percussion, mantras, Gerasimos and the voice of the shakuhachi flute, zafus and zabuttons, interactive games about the “I” and the “We” ! Also in the spirit of the days we would like to organize a gift exchange but with items that you will bring from your home instead of…


Two days with Roshi Grover Genrο Gauntt

SATURDAY (free event) 5.30-6.30 Zazen/sitting meditation 6.30-8.30 Lecture: The 3 Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers– Α deep way of working in the world… or how the path of spirituality and activism connect SUNDAY (30-40€ sliding scale) 11.00-14.00 Zazen/sitting meditation 14.00-15.00 Lunch Break 15.00-18.00 Peacemaking Council: Sharing From the Heart — Creating, Learning Safe, Intimate Ways of Communication ABOUT ROSHI GROVER GENRO GAUNTT Roshi Grover Genro Gauntt, is a Founding Teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and a dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman. He started studying with Maezumi Roshi at the Zen Center of Los Angeles in 1971 and served…