How to start

Como empezar

Would you like to deepen in the Zen practice at the Barcelona Zen Centre?

Here are a few suggestions to start:

1- Take part in an introductory course on zen practice.
This small introductory course lasts for three hours approximately and is held one Saturday per month from 11h to 14h.  
It consists of an introductory talk on the origin of Zen and Buddhism, the teaching of the posture, the running of the centre and a session of zazen (zen meditation).
The contribution is 15 euros (paying this amount you can come to the center for two meditation sessions afetr the introduction).


To take part in this introductory course you only need to send an electronic mail confirming your participation.

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2- To establish a daily practice of zen meditation:

Those of you who want to establish a regular practice and enroll in a daily program of zen meditation (zazen) can attend to any of the available hours according to your possibilities.
An instructor will guide you during your first steps. It is strongly advised to maintain a regular weekly schedule in order to slowly integrate the practice in your daily life.

The membership fee is 35 euros per month.

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3- Zazen morning- Saturday from 8.30h to 14h (especially recommended for beginners):

This session of practice is especially suitable for newcomers and those persons who wish to participate in a program that includes seated and walking meditation, oral teachings, questions, postural corrections and instructions on the establishment of a regular zen practice.
For those who are new in the practice of zen and have had no previous experience, it is highly recommended to take part first in the introductory course on zen practice.
Morning sessions provide a good opportunity to familiarize oneself with the zen practice before participating in a full-day session (zazenkai) or in a longer retreat (sesshin).
Contribution fee: members 15€/non members 25€

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If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.