Our Group

The Glasgow Zen Group was established in 1990 within the auspices of the International Zen Association, and has operated as an independent fellowship of practitioners since 2000, practicing within the broad Soto Zen tradition.

Our principal teacher is John Fraser, who received Shiho (dharma transmission) from Michael Eido Luetchford in 2006.

We meet regularly for zazen (see for further details), and for related activities, such as study, chanting, calligraphy and other events. We hold regular sesshin (intensive practice periods) in Argyll. The group maintains a library within Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow which contains a wide variety of books on Zen and related subjects.

Artwork by Margaret Kerr
Artwork by Margaret Kerr
Our principal teacher John Fraser