Six-week Class with Ryushin Paul Haller

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Monday, June 1 to Monday, July 6, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Ryushin Paul Haller is offering a six-week online class on Mondays, starting June 1 and ending July 6. The class will begin at 7 pm and end at 8:30 pm, Belfast time. Please email here to register and we’ll send you the Zoom link. These classes are offered by donation so that everyone can attend. Here is Paul’s description of what we’ll be studying:

The six paramitas (perfections), giving, discipline, patience, effort, continuous contact and wisdom, are a traditional list of the virtues that arise with dedicated practice. They are also the wholesome dispositions/behaviors that are intentionally engaged as we follow the Path of Awakening. They both help overcome the hindrances to awakening and express its intrinsic liberating qualities.

In this class we will study a variety of teachings on the paramitas from early Buddhism, Zen and contemporary commentaries to reveal in detail the qualities of mind and behaviour the paramitas promote and the afflictions and suffering they dissolve.

Each week there will be guided meditations, practices based on the paramitas that you can bring into your daily life, and time for a Q&A.

There will also be the option of participating in a weekly online small group where each participant will share their experience of practising with the paramita of the week.

Morning Zazen in our Online Zendo

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7 am – 8 am Monday to Friday; 10 am – 11 am Saturday and Sunday

Join us for morning zazen via Zoom, with two 25-minute periods of zazen separated by 10 minutes of kinhin.

The times are:

  • 7 am to 8 am Monday to Friday
  • 10 am to 11 am Saturday and Sunday

(All times are local Belfast time.)

We will open the online zendo approximately 5 minutes before the scheduled time. Our Zoom ID is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7630773412