‘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

Summer Sesshin 201907 May 2019

Our summer sesshin will be held from the 3rd to the 10th of August in Killeany Lodge, Inismore, Aran Islands, County Galway.

Cost: €300 (full week) €200 (preparation only) €150 (sesshin only).

Accommodation: dormitory style, Food: Vegetarian & mainly organic.

Arrival: before 7pm on 3rd August Departure: after lunch on 10th August.

Teaching: Tom Cleary, Mary Laheen Summer sesshin poster

Limerick Group10 Apr 2019

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

Mokudo Sesshin 201901 Feb 2019

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.

Mokudo sesshin poster

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: