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

Zazenkai: Sunday, July 22, 2018


Join us in this peaceful space for a day of quiet meditation in community. We will meet a little before 10 am to start sitting at 10 am promptly. Lunch is from 12:20 to 1:10 pm; please bring vegetarian lunch to share as we will eat together in silence. We will sit for three 40-minute periods in the morning and three in the afternoon, ending with the Refuges in Pali, followed by a cup of tea. Our day ends at 4 pm.

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Suggest donation £10; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

These are the zazenkai dates for the rest of 2018:

  • Sunday, September 23
  • Sunday, October 21
  • Sunday, November 1​8

Our next sesshin will be from Tuesday, August 28 to Sunday, September 2.