In-person Sesshin in September

September 13 – 18 with Ryushin Paul Haller

We’re delighted to announce that for the first time in three years, Paul Haller is planning a trip back to Northern Ireland. We’ve booked the Tobar Mhuire retreat centre, pictured above, 25 miles from Belfast (find more info here). It will be approximately £475 for the full five days and £250 for the weekend only, in shared rooms (single rooms may be available, depending on numbers, for an extra £15 per night). The rooms are lovely, all en-suite, and the chef is rubbing his hands in glee at the prospect of five days of vegetarian or vegan cooking.

We’ve already had many inquiries and rooms are filling up quickly, so please let us know by email if you’re interested in joining us for this precious opportunity.

Two online classes with Ryushin Paul Haller

We’re delighted to share an invitation from Ryushin to join him for two classes in January. If you’d like to participate, please contact us here.

Dear Followers of the Way,

Happy New Year. May you and all beings be well and flourish.

I’m writing to you to describe a two-class offering at Black Mountain Zen Centre based on the teachings I gave at Tassajara during the Fall Practice Period that ended in December. These online classes will be Thursday, January 20 and Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 7 pm-8:20 pm Belfast time (add one hour for Slovenia and Germany, two hours for Greece). 

We’ll send you a recording of the final summary of that nine-session Tassajara class in advance of our first online class together. During our class we’ll sit for twenty minutes, have a twenty-minute presentation and then a thirty-minute Q&A session. We’ll follow a similar format in the second class. 

The classes will be offered on a donation basis but you’ll need to sign up to receive the original audio recording of the summary class. The Tassajara classes described the cultivation of practice from initial intentions, through the details of engaging awareness, to the application of non-dual engagement in everyday life.

I look forward to practising together.