Paul sitting in meditation posture at the kaisando in Tassajara

To Study the Buddha Way Is to Study the Self: An eight-week online exploration with Paul Haller

This meeting is offered by donation. Contact to register.

Sessions are every Thursday, February 2 until March 23. The sessions last 90 minutes and start at 7 pm local Belfast time, 11 am California time (except March 16 and March 23 when Belfast time will be 6 pm because of the difference in Daylight Savings Time). You can participate live every week or watch the recordings at your own pace.

“To study the Buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self.” — Eihei Dogen

In the turmoil of these times it’s hard not to lose ourselves in preoccupation with the tragedies of the world and our personal struggles. To “sit in the middle” of all that life presents and experience what’s happening is the essence of Zen practice. Yet in order to do so, we often need to discover how to pause, contact what’s being experienced and study the thoughts and feelings of that being. Then we can pick up life’s issues again but with the insight that our dramas are not the whole story. That is, to realize it’s possible to relate to life’s challenges as a teaching on how to be more fully alive and engage all beings. Sustaining the intention to be present in this way awakens the Heart of the Buddha Way.


Feb 09 2023 - Mar 30 2023


Local Belfast time
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 09 2023 - Mar 30 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Djinn Gallagher


Djinn Gallagher