‘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

On Sunday, January 31, there will be a Zazen Day in the Galway dojo, also on Sunday, February 28.

There will be a Spring sesshin in March, at the Redemptorists’ Retreat Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway. This sesshin will be led by Luc Boussard. Luc is a zen monk, who was ordained by Taisen Deshimaru in 1980, he currently lives in France and is associated with Philippe Coupey and the Simply Sitting zen group.

The sesshin will start on Friday evening March 11, and end on Sunday evening, March 13.

There will not be zazen on the Sunday evening of March 13 in the Dublin Dojo, because everyone will be at the sesshin.

The annual Summer Retreat will be held on the Aran Islands from July 30 - Aug. 6, 2016.

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