Ryushin Paul Haller Spring Visit 2017

Last Updated: 2017-04-14

PH_05.2012We are happy to announce that our teacher Ryushin Paul Haller will be visiting us from April 26 to May 7.  Full details of the events, including sesshin, are listed below.

All events are at Black Mountain Zen Centre, 64 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2GT,  unless otherwise stated.






Wednesday, April 26
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Thursday, April 27
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Friday, April 28
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Saturday, April 29
Workshop: ‘The Way: Principles and Practices of Zen’ 10am to 4pm
Cost: £25

Sunday, April 30
Zazen & Dharma Talk 10:30am
Workshop: ‘Sitting With Body, Breath and Mind’ 1pm to 3:30pm
Cost: £12

Monday, May 1
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Tuesday, May 2
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Tuesday, May 2 – Sunday, May 7
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.

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

Zazenkai: Sunday, April 23, 2017


We are offering a Sunday of silence and stillness once a month, and the next opportunity to spend a quiet day in community is April 23, from 10 am to 4 pm.

We will meet a little before 10 am, break at 12:30 for a silent lunch (please bring vegetarian food to share), and reconvene at 1:30 pm.

Wear loose comfortable clothing.

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

AGM, Sunday, April 30, 4pm

Dear Members,

The Board of Directors of Black Mountain Zen Centre warmly invites you to attend our 2nd Annual General Meeting at BMZC on April 30, 2017, at 4pm.

We greatly encourage all those who have completed the membership application process to attend and take part in AGM proceedings, whether that is simply taking part in electing a new Board or whether you may be interested in standing for election to the new Board yourself.

An Agenda for the meeting is included here (Word/ PDF), as is a list of eligible members.

A copy of our Memorandum & Articles is available at BMZC but please do let us know if you would like a soft copy emailed to you.

Please also see the details required for proxy notices, and regarding the retirement and appointment of Directors.

If you have any queries, please address them to Djinn by using the contact form here. Enter your name, email address and question, then click ‘Submit’. We will respond to your request within a few days.