“If one mind is clear, the whole universe is clear. If one mind is not clear, the whole universe is not clear.”
- Seung Sahn Sunim

Zen means understanding my True Self: “What am I?”

Zen is not a religion or a belief system, but a clear path of directly seeing, or “meditation”. Grounded in a stable (sitting) posture, and returning to soft awareness of our natural breath (or chanting, or reciting mantra), we return to mind’s luminous quiescence, which is always present behind the ceaseless chatter of the thinking mind. Through regular practice, we gain clarity and bright energy which we can use to improve our lives and the lives of those around us! Zen is not based on conceptual understanding, but rather on letting go of the habits and patterns which are created by thinking.

People of any religion or faith can practice Zen, as it requires no oath or commitment to any tradition or system.

We practice together, sitting quietly side by side, in an intimacy that we can only share in this non-verbal communion. You can join us regardless of your previous experience with any sort of meditiation practice.

Tantric Meditation and Yoga Nidra

Meditation is not a practice but a state, that is, an experience.
The first stages of experience relate to the state of Pratyahara, withdrawal of the senses, and Dharana, concentration. ​

The Pratyahara and Dharana practices we teach come from the yogic and tantric tradition and the Upanishads. In the state of Pratyahara, the mind remains unaffected by the stimuli it receives through the senses and thus we are spontaneously led to the state of Dharana, the ability of the mind to remain focused on one point. ​

We gain control of our mind and it ceases to have the reins. The result is a quiet, powerful and creative mind, which is the highest give we can give ourselves and our relationships.

Benefits: ​

  • Releasing repressed thoughts and feelings
  • Familiarity with the content of the mind
  • Inner voice recognition
  • Development and cultivation of dis-identification and the position of the observer
  • Mental and emotional balance
  • Calm and creative mind

Designed and developped by Ioannis Panagopoulos