‘Therefore, put aside the intellectual practice

of investigating words and chasing phrases, and learn to take the backward step that turns the light and shines it inward. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will manifest.’

Fukan-Zazengi, Dogen (1200-1253)

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News - Upcoming Events in the Irish Sangha

Mokudo Sesshin

The next Mokudo Sesshin, organised by the 'Zen Simply Sitting Network' will be held at the Esker Redemptorists' Monastery, in Athenry, Co. Galway in April 2019. Arrival on the evening of Thursday, April 25. Departure on Sunday April 28th after lunch.

The Mokudo Sesshin is held each year in honour of Taisen Deshimaru in a different country. We expect a number of practitioners from France, Spain, Germany, Hungary and the UK to attend.

For full details please see here.

Limerick Group

There is now a Limerick zen group that sits for an hour on a Thursday at 6.30pm. The venue is the first floor of Central Buildings Community Project, 51 O'Connell st. Limerick. The contact person is Melinda O863747115, or email zengalway@gmail.com

Summer Sesshin

The annual summer sesshin on the Aran Islands will be held this year from August 3rd until August 10th.

For full details see here.

Zazen Days

There will be zazen days in the Dublin dojo on Sunday February 17 and Sunday March 24th. Starts at 11 am and ends at 7:30pm after Sunday evening zazen.

The Galway dojo will host a night of zazen starting on Saturday evening February 23. On March 31, there will be a zazen day, led by Ingen Breen.

Send us an email for more information and to confirm a place.

Get in touch!

Below you will find the easiest ways to contact each dojo. For Ranelagh its best to use their blog.

For information about Dublin please email:

For information about Galway please email:

For information about Limerick please email: or phone Melinda O863747115.

For information about Cork please email: