Ryushin Paul Haller Visit, August 16-27

We are happy to announce that our teacher Ryushin Paul Haller will be visiting us from August 16 to August 27.  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, August 16
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Thursday, August 17
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Friday, August 18
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Sangha Meeting 7pm

Saturday, August 19
Workshop: ‘Entering the Path of Practice’ 10am to 4pm
Suggested Donation: £25

Sunday, August 20
Zazen & Dharma Talk 10:30am
Workshop: ‘Zen Awakening’ 1pm to 3:30pm
Suggested Donation: £12

Monday, August 21
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Tuesday, August 22
Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Tuesday, August 22 – Sunday, August 27
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, August 13, 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 August 13, 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.