‘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

A Zazen Day will be held at the Galway Dojo on Sunday, February 19, it begins at 9am and finishes at 5pm, lunch is provided. Send an email to confirm a place.

There will be a Retreat held at Esker Redemptorists’ Monastery in Athenry, Co. Galway from March 16 - 19, 2017. Sleeping is dormitory style, all food is provided and will be vegetarian, and largely organic. (Single room accommodation is possible, this must be organised in advance.) Arrival time is Thursday evening, March 16, supper will be served at 8pm, the sesshin ends on Sunday after lunch

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

The annual Summer Camp will be held at Killeany Lodge, Inis Mór, Aran Islands. The retreat will begin on the evening of July 29, and end on August 5, 2017.

Get in touch!

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

For information about Dublin please email:

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