Zazen is the Zen art of meditation and literally translates as 'just sitting'. The instructions are simple but the practice is endlessly subtle. The upright open posture of zazen, fosters both concentrated stillness and insight.


  • Date: 06/02/2023 06:00 PM
  • Location: 20 Glassenbury Drive, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Moonwater Zazen sits in St Michael's Church small hall which is the second hall to the left of the church.

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Moonwater Zazen Sitting Circle
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Description

“Put aside the intellectual habit of chasing words and phrases and learn to take the backward step that shines the light inward.” 
Eihei Dogan 1200-1253


Unlike many meditation practices, the purpose of zazen is not to achieve any particular state of mind. Letting go of conceptual distractions in the mind, we allow the breath to bring us back to the direct experience of the present moment. Each moment of zazen is fresh and unique, which helps us realise that life consists of constant change. Through this realisation each person will find their own organic process over time leading to a greater feeling and understanding of consciousness.

1.  Eases anxiety and depression ✔️
2. Bolsters self confidence ✔️
3.  Reduces stress ✔️
4.  Reduces inflammation ✔️
5.  Improves sleep ✔️
6.  Improves congnitive function ✔️
7.  Helps curb addiction ✔️
8.  Eases pain ✔️
9.  Controls food cravings ✔️
10.  Decreases blood pressure ✔️


Zazen is immediate and straightforward, yet radical in its acceptance of conditions and penetrating wisdom.