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Sangha Posts

This is where we invite you, the Sangha members, to contribute your short articles on your experiences, ideas or readings that you feel will interest others. Send these direct to the webmaster, Andy Scott, or via the contact page. Posts will be linked and publicised in general mailings, Facebook and Twitter. Comments may be made on the StoneWater Zen Facebook page or via Twitter, or via the webmaster if you don’t use social media.

News Update

'A Time to Talk' - support group in Liverpool

Details of this group can be found in the Resources section here.

New SWZ website

Thanks to everyone who responded to the email survey on the website.  We had some really useful feedback and lots of good ideas for ways of improving the site.  The new look site is on its way.

Next Introductory Session

Our next 'Beginners' session will be held at the Stonewater Zen Centre, Liverpool on Saturday, 28th January 1.30 to 3.30 pm. For more details, further dates  and how to book click on 'Beginners' above.

Retreat Dates

Now booking for Crosby Spring Sesshin with 9th -14th April with Tenshin Roshi and Keizan sensei

Recent Posts

Continuing our theme of 'My daily life in Zen, Zen in my daily life' here is Woo's account on the reality for him of zazen day to day. Addictions and compulsions take many forms - for some it's an obsession with zazen; here is Sarah's confession. Clive reflects here on his Jukai and how practice is a way of embracing life, while Stuart describes here how practice grounds him. Tanzan

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.

Mission Statement

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.