Zen in Ireland
The Irish Zen Group has been active since 1991 and has four practice centres (dojos), in Galway, Dublin, Cork and Athenry.
We focus on the practice of zazen (sitting meditation), and we are open to everyone interested in taking up the practice of meditation.
We practice according to the Soto Zen tradition, as transmitted by the monk Taisen Deshimaru, who brought Zen from Japan to Europe in 1967. Deshimaru was a disciple of Kodo Sawaki.
Alain Liebmann is the leader of our group. A Zen monk with 35 years experience of meditation, he is one of Deshimaru's original disciples.
Sunday May 26, there will be a Zazen Day in the Dublin dojo, for details see here.
Sunday June 16, there will be a Zazen Day in the Galway dojo, for details see here.
For details about the Irish Summer Camp see here.
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