Cork Dojo

Liberty House, Liberty Street, Cork City


The dojo is located in the centre of Cork City in Liberty Street above the Raven pub. There is a bell at the door, and this bell is for the dojo. Please ring the bell and someone will open the door.

The person responsible for this dojo is Alain Gargam GYO RIKI (which means ‘the strength of the practice’). He has been practising zen since 1995, in 1997 he spent a year living at the temple of La Gendronniere and took bodhisattva ordination from Michel Bovay. He has spent many years practicing here in Ireland with Alain Liebmann and the Irish Sangha.

There will be a Zazen Day on Sunday, June 5, starting at 10am and ending at 4pm. Contact Alain Gargam if you would like to come.

For information please email:

or call Alain Gargam: (087) 695 3746

  • Meditation times:
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before start.

    Beginners, please come on a Thursday at 6.15 pm for a basic introduction.

  • Monday: 7 15 am
  • Thursday: 7pm
  • Friday: 7 15 am