One Bright Pearl

Dogen Sangha Bristol is reforming under the name ‘One Bright Pearl’. The inaugural meet-up is on 30 November 2022 at The Footwork Dance Studio in Southville, Bristol. The address is 7 Stackpool Rd, Southville, Bristol BS3 1NG.

The format is simple – we will sit zazen (‘sitting practice’) for 1/2 hr; talk for 20 min. , then sit again for 1/2 hr, then go home. We aim to meet every Wednesday from 19:30 to 21:00. Please arrive a little early as we will start sitting at 19:30.

One Bright Pearl’s central premise is ‘Zen life : Normal life”. Talks are based on Master Dogen’s ‘Shinji Shobogenzo‘ and the ‘Shobogenzo‘.

If you are interested in sitting with a small number of people regularly, or maybe have sat with another group, or by yourself, and might be looking for something else, come along to Stackpool Road in Bristol on the 30th November to find out more.

You can also email me – Ralph ‘Shido’ Hoyte – at:

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