Chan Meditation DDMBA London UK

Ch’an Mediation London is now a branch of by Dharma Drum Mountain, Taiwan (DDM) and are now known as Ch’an Meditation DDMBA London UK.  Learn more

Character for Chan, calligrapher is Chen Hung Chang

Character for Chan, calligrapher is Chen Hung Chang

禪 - A Chinese word pronounce as Ch’an, is a form of Buddhist teaching founded by Bodhidharma, an Indian monk who arrived in China in the late 5th century CE. By the 7th century, Ch’an was the dominant method of meditation; Ch’an masters and their literature have inspired generations of practitioners to the present day. Learn more.

Much later, Ch’an was transmitted from China first to Korea and then to Japan where it is know as Sen and Zen respectively.  Zen is better known in the West due to the spread of Japanese Buddhism after the Second World War when religious freedom on Mainland China was severely restricted. Gladly, today the situation on the Mainland is rapidly easing where Ch’an is thriving once more. Taiwan, however has led the way, served by monks who fled the Mainland in the 1940’s; one of these was Chan Master Sheng Yen 聖嚴法師 who founded Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan.

Chan Meditation DDMBA London UK  are here to promote this wonderful method of Ch’an and Chinese Mahayana Buddhism in the U.K. Below is our table of monthly events, all free but a donation is encouraged.  Please join us and experience it for yourself. 

Events Held in London WeeklyStartEndLink
Ch'an Meditation London September 2016 annual retreat20th September 201625th September 2016Details
Saturday Chan/Zen Meditation 11am4pmDetails