Ingen Breen March 17 and 18



Dharma teacher Ingen Breen is visiting Belfast on March 17th and 18th, 2018, and everyone is invited to Black Mountain Zen Centre to sit with him.

On Saturday, March 17th, 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 18th, 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.


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