Five-day sesshin, May 2019


Walking meditation in the grounds of Benburb Priory

Tuesday, April 30 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

In the spring of 2019, we will be offering a five-day sesshin, as usual. Ryushin Paul Haller, the guiding teacher of Black Mountain Zen Centre, will be visiting from San Francisco to lead the sesshin at Benburb Priory.

The sesshin will start on Tuesday evening, April 30, and end on Sunday afternoon, May 5.

Participants can either attend for the whole period or for the weekend from Friday evening to Sunday. Benburb Priory has increased its prices by £​5 per night, so the suggested donation to cover our costs is now ​​£​300 for the full five days, and ​​£​160 for the weekend, Friday to Sunday. Please offer what you can afford, and if you can make a larger donation, that is also gratefully received.

Please follow the details on the application form in order to apply. The updated application form for 2019 is available here:  Word / PDF

Workshop: The Heart of the Zen Way and Beginner’s Mind

shundo orchid

Saturday, September 8, 10 am—12:30 pm, suggested donation £25

Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
Being present and experiencing what’s happening is the essence of Zen practice and requires no special abilities. Our life blossoms as we learn to meet what’s being experienced in each moment. Sustaining the intention to be present is the Heart of the Zen Way. In this workshop we will discuss and engage the traditional Zen practices that promote presence — attention, integrity and the openness of Beginner’s Mind.