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Zen Society

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Welcome to Zen Society

The student community interested in meditation practice and Zen teachings.  


What do we do? 


Weekly Sitting Meditation Sessions

Sister Jinho, the Buddhist multifaith chaplain, guides our Zen/Mindfulness meditation and dharma discussion. A supportive, open environment for questions and sharing.

Zen Social Meals

We arrange social evenings, often sharing meals (pot-luck),  to get to know each other over great homecooked food.


We arrange half-day, full-day, and weekend meditation retreats. These are incredible opportunities for developing the meditation practice and a wonderful part of the society's programme of events.

Weekend retreats require participants to have completed a half-day retreat.


For All Details:

University of Bristol Zen Society Facebook page



We welcome all students! Whether you are completely new to meditation and Zen or have some experience already, we would love to meet you.


Latest schedule of events and timings, please see the Facebook group.


  • The Multifaith Chaplaincy, 1 Woodland Rd, Avon, Bristol BS8 1AU.
  • Remote/ Socially distanced arrangements will be made for 2020/2021.

How Much?

Our sessions and Sister Jinho's work are donation only. Please give generously.


We look forward to meeting you!



If you are unable to join the Facebook group: it may be that you are not a member of the Bristol open group which requires a email address verification to access. Further issues, see the student laptop and mobile clinic. If you are still not possible to join the group, please or speak to a committee member at an event or email.

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year. These will be donations based or for events such as the retreats but will always come with a pre-warning. 


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.