Practice at London Zen Centre
The London Zen Centre is the home of the Kwan Um School of Zen in London and the head temple of the school in Great Britain. Members and visitors are welcome to attend any of the meditation practice sessions at the centre. Please contact the guiding teacher, Ja An JDPSN, in advance (via the form below or email/phone, see below for details) if you are attending practice or a retreat for the first time. Kong-an (Jap. koan) interviews take place most Sundays at the midday practice.
Our guiding teacher is Dharma Master Ja An, who lives at the London Zen Centre. She received inka, the seal of teaching authority in Zen, from Zen Master Wu Bong at the Warsaw Zen Centre on 19th September 2009.
Please always contact the guiding teacher before your visit to the London Zen Centre via phone, email or the form below.
Phone: +44 (0)207 502 6786 (evenings, till 20:30) or 07742 979 050 (daytime, mobile phone).
Email: Please contact her through firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get to The London Zen Centre
Donations and membership
Monday to Friday: 5:15—7:20
Sunday Midday: 10.30—12:50
Wednesday Evening: 19:00—21:00
Beginners Introduction: Every other Sunday 9.30am
Kongan interview every other Sunday and during monthly retreats (YMJJ)
Dharma Master (JDPSN) Ja An (Bogumila Malinowska)
Ja An JDPSN (Dharma Master Bogumila Malinowska) is an Guiding Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen in London. She was born in north-west Poland in 1961. After postgraduate teacher training she worked professionally as a teacher and then as a youth worker for youngsters with alcohol and drugs problems and challenging behaviour. She started practice in Poland in 1983, and was running a Zen Centre in Poland before moving to the UK with her son in 2003. In 2005, she set up London Zen Centre with the spiritual support of Zen Master Bon Yo and Zen Master Wu Bong. She received inka (authority to teach) from Zen Master Wu Bong in September 2009 at the Warsaw Zen Centre. She currently runs her own business and is studying person-centred counselling while her son Konrad is studying economics at a UK university.
Retreats & Programs
Retreats & Programs
+44 (0)207 502 6786 (evenings, till 20:30)
07742 979 050 (daytime, mobile phone).