Cloud Water Zen Centre

Zen Introductions (currently online)

We are currently offering short sessions for people interested in finding out more about Zen and trying out zazen (Zen meditation).

This workshop 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. Check the schedule for details of the next introduction.

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

Our next online Introduction will be on:

Wednesday 13th May, 2020

Please get in touch for more details...


Short Course in Zen Buddhism

Our next three week introduction to Zen will be held in June 2020 (start date to be confirmed). Sessions are on Thursday evenings. 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 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

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 be in June 2020 and the course runs over 3 consecutive Thursday evenings (date to be confirmed)

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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