Online Practice Period with Ryushin Paul Haller

San Francisco Zen Centre are running an online practice period with our very own Ryushin Paul Haller.  This course is going to run from January 21 – March 28, 2015.


The following is the course description:

What’s happening now? What thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and response to interactions? Whether we’re sitting in stillness or fully engaged in activity, attending to the experience of the moment reveals who we are, how we resist or cling to our experiences, and how we can open in a liberating and insightful way.

This continuous awareness is the heart of urban practice that requests an adaptable and durable effort flowing from one situation to the next: sometimes defined by traditional Zen formalities, and sometimes defined by the unexpected occurrences of city life.

In this class we will study the basic Buddhist teachings that describe how we can cultivate the attributes of continuous awareness. Also we will study how they are expressed in the teachings of Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, and in the traditional koans.

More information and registration is available here:

Note: Bmzc mailing list members will be receiving an email shortly with a discount code.  Therefore, you might want to hold off on signing up just yet.  If you haven’t signed up for the mailing list then do so here: Mailing list sign up

Here is some other related information featuring one of our Bmzc members, discussing the class that ran last year:

Entering the Buddha Way – An Online Course with Paul Haller

Paul will be making his autumn practice period in San Francisco available to us here in Belfast via the internet.


The lectures and weekly class will be available to participants over the internet and once a week a skype class will be held for those available to attend BMZC.

The class will run from Monday 14th October until Monday 25th November and will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

The course will be on the basis of donations, all of which go towards supporting the Centre.

To sign up please click here to use the BMZC website contact form.