Cloud Water Zen Centre

 Our next Introduction to Zen will be on Saturday 7th March. It covers the basics of Zen practice and is an ideal way to find out more. Please get in touch for more details...

Also in March, we are running 'Zen and Everday Life' a 3 week course starting on Thursday 12th March. Get in touch for more details...

The Cloud Water Zen Centre was founded by members of the Zen Buddhist Society, a European Zen Buddhist organisation, which is based in Sweden. We are part of the Cloud-Water Sangha, a group of independent Zen Centres which has grown out of the work of Roshi Philip Kapleau and the Rochester Zen Center.


The aim of the Cloud Water Zen Centre is to provide a dedicated space where people can explore Zen Buddhist training and practice, right in the heart of Glasgow.


We meet weekly to practise zazen (Zen meditation), as well as holding regular weekend events including half and whole day zazen meetings, public talks, sesshin (intensive residential meditation retreats) and regular introductions for people interested in finding out more about Zen Buddhism.

Cloud Water Zen Centre is committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

Great is the matter of birth and death.
Life slips quickly by.
Time waits for no one.
Wake up! Wake up!
Don't waste a moment.

The Cloud Water Zen Centre supports 'Trees for Life' ( in its work rewilding the Scottish Highlands and the Simon Community ( which works to combat homelessness in Scotland

Cloud Water Zen Centre Email:    Phone 07432 014620

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