Ingen Breen March 17 and 18



Dharma teacher Ingen Breen is visiting Belfast on March 17th and 18th, 2018, and everyone is invited to Black Mountain Zen Centre to sit with him.

On Saturday, March 17th, Ingen will lead a daylong sitting called “Things As It Is”, in which he will explore that infinitely intriguing phrase, a favourite of Suzuki Roshi. The day will begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm, and the suggested donation is 20 pounds to help cover Ingen’s travel expenses (nobody will be turned away for lack of funds!). Wear loose, comfortable clothes, and bring vegetarian lunch to share.

On Sunday morning, March 18th, which will begin at the usual time of 10 am, Ingen will give the dharma talk at 11 am, so do come along and enjoy his expression of the dharma on either or both of these days.


March 11 dharma talk by visiting teacher Colin Gipson


Colin Gipson will be visiting from Texas next week and will give the dharma talk on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. ​Zazen will be at 10 am, folllowed by Colin’s talk at 11 am.

Colin is the Guiding Teacher of San Antonio Zen Center in Texas. He was born in Austin and raised in central Texas. Colin began practicing at the Austin Zen Center in 2000. He was ordained in 2003 and practiced at San Francisco Zen Center, City Center and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center for seven years. He was Shuso (Head Student) in 2010 at Austin Zen Center and received Shiho (Dharma Transmission) from his teacher, Kosho McCall, in October 2014.

We are delighted to welcome him to Black Mountain Zen Center.

Zazenkai: Sunday, May 20, 2018


Join us in this peaceful space for a day of quiet meditation in community. We will meet a little before 10 am to start sitting at 10 am promptly. Lunch is from 12:20 to 1:10 pm; please bring vegetarian lunch to share as we will eat together in silence. We will sit for three 40-minute periods in the morning and three in the afternoon, ending with a cup of tea. Our day ends at 4 pm.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Suggest donation £10; nobody turned away for lack of funds.