Brief LoveOn our theme of emotions, here is a lovely piece by Stuart Hollyoak. I think Ken Jones would be delighted that writing and haibun –...
Managing difficult emotionsAs the topic for the next newsletter Keizan Sensei has asked us to consider the question: ‘What emotion(s) is the most difficult for you...
ShikantazaThere are several techniques that we use in our meditation practice, including counting breaths or being with the breath, and koan practice. And a...
Sue Eido King – The Martial Artist & the MonkSensei has asked me to write an article so that you all know how I manifest my Zen practice in my daily life. You...
Changing my mind, changing my world – Suzanne Tsuko AdeyHere we have another contribution on the theme of “Changing my mind, changing my world”, this time a lovely piece by Suzanne Tsuko Adey:...
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We are a Zen Buddhist organisation in the lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi. StoneWater Zen Sangha has a traditional, authentic lineage and has been established in Liverpool for over fifteen years. The Sangha is growing and there are now groups across the UK.
The group is led by Dr David Keizan Scott Sensei and is affiliated to the White Plum Asanga.
We provide the facilities for traditional Zen training throughout the week. See our Liverpool schedule for details.
Every year we have two sesshin at Crosby Hall and regular retreats at our zendo in the Lake District. See our events page for details.
We are a warm and friendly group and beginners are always very welcome.
StoneWater Zen Sangha is founded on the teachings of the Soto Zen tradition. Its aim is to promote and develop the practice and transmission of Zen Buddhism through meditation, study, precepts, Buddhist psychology and stewardship of meditation centres that are open to all regardless of gender, race or sexuality.
Our teachers and senior monks offer a regular weekly meditation schedule, several intensive retreats annually, and maintain city centre and rural training centres locally and nationally.
“It is our wish to promote compassion and understanding for life as it is.
May penetrating light dispel the darkness of ignorance.
May we realise the Buddha Way together.”