Details of the Crosby sesshin in April 2019 with Tenshin Roshi and Keizan Sensei are available here.
Learning to Speak – Sarah Kokai ThwaitesSensei invited Woo and I to represent StoneWater Zen Sangha at the Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention where the theme this year was Dialogue. Our session...
Random Thoughts – Maurice Shokatsu GeorgeThank you, Sensei, for the invitation to write about anything on our minds. So we have total freedom to roam around the Buddhist landscape....
My Practice – Jez Yushin Lovekin(Apologies to those fortunate souls that can train their minds to stay awake.) I recently went on an awareness retreat in Wildest Wales. (Just...
Shusso Month thoughts – Keith Shingo ParrIt was an honour to be asked to be head trainee during the August retreat this year. I must admit I was a little...
Speaking Through Closed Lips: a Zen Guide to Dialogue – Woo-Young Tetsugen YangSensei invited Sarah and I to represent StoneWater Zen Sangha at the Greater Manchester Buddhist Convention where the theme this year was Dialogue. Our session...
It takes time – Karen Shoji RobbieIt’s taken 21 years to find out a few things about zazen or should I say my life. My practice is ‘just sitting’. This...
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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.”