Our next Introduction to Zen will be in:
May, 2019 (Saturday am - date to be confirmed)
This introductory workshop outlines basic ideas connected with Buddhism and Zen and also offers practical instruction in Zen Buddhist meditation. There is then an opportunity to try Zen meditation, time for questions and help and guidance about how to continue practising. It is led by Sensei Karl Kaliski, a Zen teacher in the tradition of Philip Kapleau Roshi.
Short Course in Zen Buddhism
This three week course provides a chance to learn more about Zen Buddhism. It offers more opportunity for input, sitting practice, questions and feedback than our regular Saturday introduction. Each session include zazen (Zen meditation), teaching on specific aspects of Zen practice and time for questions and guidance.
The course runs over 3 consecutive Thursdays weeks beginning on Thursday 2nd May. Sessions will run between 6.15 – 8.00pm. The suggested donation for the course is £20
Thursday 2nd May: Basics of Zen practice and getting a practice established
Thursday 9th May: The challenges of Zen practice and integrating practice into daily life
Thursday 16th May: Different types of Zen practice and how they work
Get in touch if you're interested in finding out more
Weekly Sittings - Monday and Wednesday evenings
Regular evening sittings are on:
Monday and Wednesday evenings (6.30 - 8pm)
It normally consists of three rounds zazen, kinhin and a talk by the teacher.
Zazenkai (all day sitting) & Sesshin
Our next all day sitting will be in:
April 2019 (date to be confirmed)
Our next 3 day (non-residential) sesshin will run between:
Thursday 23rd May (evening) through to Sunday 26th May
Sesshin is a much more intensive period of Zen practice and offers the chance to get more deeply into the practice. Our 'city' sesshins run between Thursday evening and Sunday mid-afternoon, starting daily around 8.00am until around 8.30pm. (Although people often come in earlier and are welcome to stick around after formal sitting finishes.)
If you'd like more information, please get in touch
Early Morning Sitting
If not otherwise noted in the calendar below, our current early morning sittings are every:
Tuesday morning (8.10 - 9.00)
Thursday morning (8.00 - 8.45)
The centre is open from 8.00. Please arrive on time. It's ok to leave slightly earlier if you need to get to work etc. The usual schedule consists of two rounds zazen with a bell for changing posture in between.
Visiting the Zen Centre
If you would like to come and visit the Zen Centre for a look around or a cup of tea and a chat, we are usually open to the general public on:
(4.30 - 5.30)
Feel free to come along - but please contact us before to make sure someone is there to meet you! For more details, contact:
Cloud Water Zen Centre Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 07432 014620