Soto Zen, meditation
in Sheffield

About us



Sheffield Zen group is affiliated to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives,javascript pic founded in the 1970s by internationally recognised Zen Master Roshi Jiyu Kennet

Affiliated groups,  like the Sheffield group,  are made up of ordinary men and women seeking to practise together and support each other in their training.

We meet for meditation every Wednesday throughout the year, August excepted, and hold local one-day or weekend retreats three or four times a year. Newcomers are always welcome and meditation instruction is always available. No charge is made for these events; donations are always appreciated.

Reverend Lambert, from Throssel Hole Abbey, is the monk with special responsibility for supporting our group : leading retreats, giving talks and offering individual spiritual counselling in Sheffield.

There is some experimentation with group activities.This is an organic process you can contribute to.There are downloads with more info below
Intensive Retreat download

Lay Residentials download

Activity overview download

Forthcoming events

Most Wednesdays
( please get in touch to check) we meet at the Central Quaker Meeting House in Sheffield at 7.15 pm for meditation, and a chat. We finish at 9.15.

Instruction is available in Zazen, meditation

The Meeting house is closed in Aug

On November 18th
Reverend Lambert will lead a day retreat from 10am - 4pm at Fulwood Old Chapel.javascript picOn Nov 17th he will join an evening meeting at the same venue from 7.30 pm until about 9.00pm
Please get in touch before attending the retreat if you are new to the practice. Bring a vegetarian packed lunch


Each month, usually on the third Sunday, Rev. Alicia holds a day retreat at Sitting Buddha Hermitage in Cromford, Matlock, which members of the Sheffield group are welcome to attend.


There will be a Day Retreat at All Hallows in Leeds with Rev Roland from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturday, 12th Aug.





Loose fitting, smart clothing is good for meditation .