Tuesday, September 27, 2011

January 2012 Zen Retreat in Co Tipperary, Ireland.

There will be a zen retreat in a fantastic retreat centre situated in the lovely Glen of Aherlow, Co Tipperary, on the weekend of Friday 20th January till Sunday 22nd, 2012.

The retreat will begin at 6pm on Friday 20th and end @ 5.30 pm on the Sunday evening.

The focus will be on zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (slow walking) and samu (work periods). There will be no chanting or formal ceremony although zendo etiquette will be observed (bowing on entering and leaving the zendo, bowing before and after sitting etc.) It will not be a strictly silent event, but silence will be observed at the communal meals (which will be very tasty veggie fare!)

No teacher will be in attendance, so this retreat is only suitable for those who have already established a regular practice and/or who have attended a retreat before. There will be themed discussion periods instead of formal Dharma talks.

The cost of the weekend, including all meals and accommodation, is €145 (per person sharing
 rooms with two single beds). Booking is essential as places are limited. A deposit of €45 will ensure a place on the retreat. Please forward deposits before December 15th.

You can enquire or book by contacting me at: harrybradley[at]eircom.net

Check out the lovely venue HERE.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Resource.


This blog was formerly assigned to a zazen group in Co Leitrim which has since ceased to be. People occassionally contact me about Zen and Masters Nishijima and Dogen though, and to enquire about events in Ireland, so I thought I'd transform this blog into a resource for interested people even though Dogen Sangha does not currently have a formal group in Ireland.

There are plans for a retreat here next Summer however, and possibly an event before that time. Please feel free to contact me for further details.