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Ryushin Paul Haller Spring Visit 2016

Mar 29, 2016

Last Updated: 2016-04-22

We are happy to announce that our teacher Ryushin Paul Haller Roshi will be visiting us from the 19th April to the 1st May.  Full details of the events including sesshin are listed below.

All events are at Black Mountain Zen Centre unless otherwise stated.










Tuesday 19th April

Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Wednesday 20th April

Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Thursday 21st April

Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Friday 22nd April

Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am
Zazen & Dharma Talk 7pm

Saturday 23rd April

Honouring the Path 10am to 4pm

This workshop will present teachings on the principles of zen practice and on how to sit zazen as the direct expression of these principles.

This will include hands-on instructions on the details of awareness of physical posture, breath, mental activity and emotions in zazen. Guided meditation based on these instructions, with time for questions and answers. There will discussion and interactive exercises on how to bring the awareness of zazen into the activities of everyday life.

Cost: £25

Sunday 24th April

Zazen Meditation & Service 10:30am to 11:45am

Developing the Body Breath and Mind of Zazen 1:30pm to 4:30pm

This workshop will describe in detail the posture of zazen and help participants find the combination of cushions that will allow them to sit upright comfortably. The classic breathing method of zazen will be presented with some exercises to help open up the breath. There will also will discussion on how to work with thoughts and difficult emotions.

Cost: £20

Zen & Recovery 7pm

If you would like to sign up for either of the above workshops, please use the contact form below:

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Monday 25th April

Zazen & sharing circle 7am to 8.30am

Tue 26th April – Sun 1st May

Sesshin at Benburb Priory.

The sesshin will start Tuesday evening and end on Sunday afternoon.

Attendees can either attend for the whole period or for the weekend from Friday evening to Sunday.

Please follow the details on the application form in order to apply for this sesshin.  The application form is available here: application form.