Norwich Zen Buddhist Priory is currently in the process of moving to new premises. From 24th January to 3rd February, the Priory will be closed. A normal schedule of events will recommence from 4th February. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home. Please contact Reverend Leoma for more information.

Norwich Zen Buddhist Priory is a place of meditation and practice for the Soto Zen tradition of Buddhism. It is the residence of a senior monk in the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Reverend Leoma Hague, who offers teaching and guidance to anyone who wishes to meditate and live a Buddhist life. The Priory is supported by a group of lay Buddhists in Norwich and across East Anglia who follow the Soto Zen tradition.

You are very welcome to come along for an introduction to how we meditate and practise. There are various options for newcomers who would like to find out more.

Our form of Buddhism is centred on the practice of zazen or serene reflection meditation. Soto Zen emphasises meditation as the basis for being still within the events of life and experiencing things as they are.


Our annual day retreat in Wymondham will take place on Saturday 28th March, 10.00am – 4.00pm. More details can be found here.