Sesshin Postponed until August

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Walking meditation in the grounds of Benburb Priory

Tuesday, August 25 – Sunday, August 30, 2020

We have postponed the 2020 spring sesshin at Benburb Priory led by Ryushin Paul Haller, the guiding teacher of Black Mountain Zen Centre. Practising with instability and impermanence, we hope that Paul will be able to visit us in August to lead a sesshin for the above dates. We still have a reservation for these dates at Benburb, although they are now closed; they tell us they will review the situation in July.

If you’d like to get in touch, please contact us by email here.

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.