Ingen Breen visit March 3rd and 4th

Some great news: our dharma friend Ingen Breen is coming to Belfast for March 3rd and 4th, 2018, and everyone is invited to Black Mountain Zen Centre to sit with him.

On Saturday, March 3rd, Ingen will lead a daylong sitting called “Things As It Is”, in which he will explore that infinitely intriguing phrase, a favourite of Suzuki Roshi. The day will begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm, and the suggested donation is 20 pounds to help cover Ingen’s travel expenses (nobody will be turned away for lack of funds!). Wear loose, comfortable clothes, and bring vegetarian lunch to share.

On Sunday morning, March 4th, which will begin at the usual time of 10 am, Ingen will give the dharma talk at 11 am, so do come along and enjoy his expression of the dharma on either or both of these days.

 

Unzan Graham Ross Visit Autumn 2016

We have Unzan Graham Ross taking up residency at the Black Mountain Zen Centre from October to November 2016. Graham is a graham_rossZen priest and teacher from San Francisco Zen Centre. Graham has been practicing Zen for over 15 years, including a nine year residency at Tassajara Zenshinji; the San Francisco Zen Centre Monastery. He is a senior student of our abiding teacher Ryushin Paul Haller. Graham will be offering a series of talks and workshops as well supporting the regular schedule and offering practice interviews.

Last Updated: 2016-10-24

All schedule information below takes precedence over the standard weekly schedule.

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October 20 – November 27 2016

Saturday
9:30 am – 10:30 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen

Sunday
10:30 am – 11:00 am Zazen
11:00 am – 11:45 am Dharma Talk
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Informal tea and discussion

Monday
7:00 am – 8:15 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen
8:15 am – 8:45 am Formal tea in Zendo

Tuesday
7:00 am – 8:15 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen
8:15 am – 8:45 am Formal tea in Zendo
8:45 am -10:00 am Practice Discussion

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Dharma Talk Series & Discussion
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm Zazen

Wednesday
7:00 am – 8:15 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen
8:15 am – 8:45 am Formal tea in Zendo
8:45 am -10:00 am Practice Discussion

Thursday
7:00 am – 8:15 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen
8:15 am – 8:45 am Formal tea in Zendo
8:45 am -10:00 am Practice Discussion

Friday
7:00 am – 8:15 am Zazen, Kinhin, Zazen
8:15 am – 8:45 am Formal tea in Zendo

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dharma Talk Series & Discussion
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm Zazen

Practice Discussion

It is an opportunity to see the teacher one and, one to discuss what’s going on for you and how you’re practicing with it.

Available Tuesday’s – Friday’s between 8:45 am – 10:00 am.

Sign up either at the Centre, by talking with Graham or Brenda, or by using the contact form below:

Dharma Talk Series, Discussion, & Zazen
Tuesday & Friday evenings 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

In this 9-part series we will explore the vitality that can manifest in our lives when our practice is grounded in confidence and enjoyment.

‘Coming Together for Meditation’

Saturday: October 29
Saturday: November 05
Saturday: November 12
Saturday: November 26

To experience going beyond our limited views is the territory of zazen. Above are the 4 upcoming Saturday’s, when we will ‘Come Together for Meditation,’ and with an intention and ease, reconnect with our fulfilled and joyful heart.

Saturday Schedule
9:30 am – 9:55 am Zazen (Regular Schedule)
9:55 am – 10:05 am Kinhin (Regular Schedule)
10:05 am – 10:30 am Zazen (Regular Schedule)
10:30 am – 10:50 am Break (For those who wish to stay)
10:50 am – 11:20 Dharma Talk
11:20 am – 11:30 Kinhin
11:30 am – 12:00 Zazen
11:00 am – 12:10 pm Kinhin
12:10 pm – 12:35 pm Zazen
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm Kinhin
12:45 pm – 1:10 pm Zazen
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Bring some Lunch (For those who wish to stay)
2:15 pm – 4:00 pm Introduction to Zen & Meditation (All are encouraged and welcome)