Cloud Water Zen Centre

Short Course in Zen Buddhism (Online) - January 2020

Our next three week Introduction to Zen begins on Thursday 21st January

This offers a great opportunity for people interested in Zen to find out more. Each session includes practice in Zen meditation (with instruction) and related aspects of Zen teaching, as well as time for questions and guidance. The sessions are held online using zoom. Each week also includes supplementary material for people to find out more. The three sessions are:

Thursday 21st January: Basics of Zen practice and establishing a regular practice

Thursday 28th January:  The challenges of Zen practice and intergrating Zen practice and daily life

Thursday 4th February:  Types of Zen practice, how they work and what they offer


Zen Introductions (currently online)

We'll be holding another one-off Introductory session in:

January 2021 (Evening - date to be confirmed)

This session covers the basics of Zen teaching and practice. It includes discussion of basic principles of Zen and Buddhism and practical instruction in how to practise zazen. Plenty of time is also given for questions that you may have. The introduction is suitable for both complete beginners and more experienced meditators alike.

Having attended an introduction, you are welcome to participate in the regular activities of the group.

Please get in touch for more details...

Zen and Everyday Life - A short course

In addition to our Intro courses we also run a short course aimed at clarifying how Zen practice can relate to the rest of our life.

It’s called ‘Zen and Everyday Life’ and it focuses on how Zen practice can help us to face and respond to the many challenges we face in daily life. And how Zen relates to, and can inform, the rest of our life. Each session combines zazen (Zen meditation) with a themed talk

The next course will begin in February 2021 (date to be confirmed). The course runs over 3 consecutive Thursday evenings

The three sessions are:

Session 1:   Identifying and changing old habits
Session 2:   Dealing with change and distractions
Session 3:   How to make more effective decisions and life choices.

It’s aimed at people who already have some meditation experience (at the Zen centre or elsewhere), although basic instruction and/or review can be provided as need be. If you'd like more information, or to reserve a place just get in touch

Come Along to Our Weekly Sittings

Alternatively, contact us to arrange to come along around half an hour early to one of our regular Monday or Wednesday evening meetings. After basic instruction in how to practise zazen, you can participate with other practitioners.

Public Talks

We also organise occasional public talks given in the Glasgow area for people interested in finding out more about Zen Buddhism. See the schedule for more details.

Cloud Water Zen Centre Email:    Phone 07432 014620

Cloud Water Zen Centre is a registered charity - Cloud Water Zen SCO46443

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