Cloud Water Zen Centre

Zen Introductions (participation is possible both online and face to face in the Zen Centre, for a limited number of attendees)

We'll be holding an Introductory workshop session on:

Thursday 29th April 2021 (Evening)

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...

Short Course in Zen Buddhism (Online and in person) - May 2021 (date to be confirmed)

Our next three week Introduction to Zen will take place in May 2021

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:

Session 1: Basics of Zen practice and establishing a regular practice

Session 2: The challenges of Zen practice and intergrating Zen practice and daily life

Session 3:  Types of Zen practice, how they work and what they offer

Zen and Everyday Life - A short course (starts June 2021 - date to be confirmed)

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 June 2021. 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

*This course combines online attendance (using zoom) with the option of also attending face to face in the Zen Centre


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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