In-person Sesshin in September

September 13 – 18 with Ryushin Paul Haller

We’re delighted to announce that for the first time in three years, Paul Haller is planning a trip back to Northern Ireland. We’ve booked the Tobar Mhuire retreat centre, pictured above, 25 miles from Belfast (find more info here). It will be approximately £475 for the full five days and £250 for the weekend only, in shared rooms (single rooms may be available, depending on numbers, for an extra £15 per night). The rooms are lovely, all en-suite, and the chef is rubbing his hands in glee at the prospect of five days of vegetarian or vegan cooking.

We’ve already had many inquiries and rooms are filling up quickly, so please let us know by email if you’re interested in joining us for this precious opportunity.

Rohatsu Sesshin, December 6-8


To celebrate the Buddha’s enlightenment, we will be offering a two-day residential sesshin during the weekend of December 6 to December 8 at lovely Benburb Priory. The sesshin will be co-led by Djinn Gallagher and visiting teacher Heather Iarusso, and the schedule will be spacious and easy-going, encouraging silence and stillness, with lots of time for rest and long walks. During the night of December 7, it will be possible to sit all night without interruption.

The sesshin begins at 5 pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. Everyone will have a single room, and vegetarian meals are provided (if you have specific dietary requirements, let us know). The suggested donation to help us cover our costs is £120, and we will be delighted with whatever you can offer.

If you would like to attend, please email us here.