Sesshin, August 22 – 27, 2017

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Walking meditation at Benburb Priory

Tuesday, August 22 – Sunday, August 27
Ryushin Paul Haller, abiding teacher of Black Mountain Zen Centre, will be visiting from San Francisco to lead a five-day sesshin at Benburb Priory.

The sesshin will start Tuesday evening and end on Sunday afternoon.

Attendees can either attend for the whole period or for the weekend from Friday evening to Sunday. The suggested donation to cover costs is ​​£​275 for the full five days, and ​​£​150 for the weekend, Friday to Sunday.

Please follow the details on the application form in order to apply.  The application form is available here: Word / PDF

Memorial Service for Shoken Michael Stone, Friday, July 21, at 7 pm

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We mourn the death of Shoken Michael Stone, an inspirational and much-loved teacher. On Friday evening, in acknowledgement of the profound influence he had on many of our lives, we will meditate for 30 minutes, walk mindfully for 10 minutes, and then perform a traditional Zen memorial service. At the beginning of the service, people are invited to make a brief statement about their relationship with Michael and his teaching. After the service ends, there will be an opportunity to offer incense at the altar in his honour.

Zazenkai: Sunday, July 16, 2017

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We are offering a Sunday of silence and stillness once a month, and the next opportunity to spend a quiet day in community is July 16, from 10 am to 4 pm.

We will meet a little before 10 am to start sitting at 10 am promptly, break at 12:20 pm for a silent lunch (please bring vegetarian food to share), and reconvene at 1:10 pm. We will offer a period of gentle stretching and yoga in the afternoon, led by one of our sangha.

Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suggested donation £10, nobody turned away for lack of funds.