Local Groups

StoneWater Local Groups are all led by experienced practitioners who are students of Keizan Sensei.  A new guide on ‘what to do if there is no zen group near you is now available on our Resources page.

Stonewater Zen London

StoneWater  Zen London meets every Wednesday at 7.00pm and monthly on Saturday mornings, usually the second Saturday of the month from 10am to 1 pm – but do check first. Beginners are very welcome. We offer introductory guidance. Our classes normally include zazen (meditation), kinhin (slow walking practice), sutra chanting and practice-based discussion.  Interviews with Tony Shinro Doubleday, who leads the group, are also available.

We meet upstairs (use side door on right hand side of building) at the historic Unitarian Chapel, Newington Green Unitarian Church, 39A Newington Green, Stoke Newington, London N16 9PR
www.new-unity.org/find-us/newington-green.

Cannonbury and Dalston Kingsland are the nearest rail stations. Buses that go through or pass by Newington Green: 141, 341, 476, 73, 236, 21, 30, 277, 38 & 56.

We also meet at on Friday mornings at Osteopathy East from 7.00 am until 8.00 am at 41 Mare Street (Corner of Ash Grove), E84RP

For more information please visit: http://swz-northlondon.blogspot.co.uk


StoneWater Zen Northampton


The Northampton group meets for zazen every week on Wednesdays at the Quaker Meeting House. The group is convened by Alasdair Taisen Gordon-Finlayson.

Meeting times: Wednesday evenings. Please arrive 7.00 to 7.15 if you can to help set up. Zazen will start at 7.30pm. Meetings will normally end around 9.15pm.

Meetings will not be held on Wednesdays that coincide with the Crosby Retreats (see Events).

Venue: Northampton Meeting House (Quaker Meeting House), Wellington Street, Northampton, NN1 3AS. Parking at the Meeting House is very limited, however, parking is available in the Wellington Street car park right next door (entrance in Albert Place, charged at evening rates – currently £1 – from 5.00pm until midnight).

Contact: If you have any queries, please contact Alasdair on 07807 753 781, or by email at northampton@stonewaterzen.org.

Website: http://swz-northampton.blogspot.com


StoneWater Zen Bromley, Kent

StoneWater Zen Bromley meets 3 times a week: Saturday 7 am, Tuesday 6.45 pm and Wednesday 9.30 am. Beginners are always welcome.  The group is convened by Tim Steel.

Venue: Waytes Cottage, Layhams Road, Keston, Kent, BR2 6AR

For further information please contact Tim Steel:  07850 556822 or email steeltgs@aol.com .


StoneWater Zen Derbyshire

The group is convened by Mark Shawcroft and meets every Thursday evening 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Once a month the group meets at Assembly Halls, Hill Top, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6NG. The remaining weeks they meet in Mark’s home.

For further information: see their Facebook page StoneWater Zen Derbyshire ring 07412563924 or email  Shawcroft4@sky.com