Liverpool Centre now open again
‘Buddha meets Buddha in everyday life’ – Suigen SenseiAfter an extended period of zazen such as a one or two day zazenkai or a full week sesshin, a familiar question often pops...
The interplay of practice and daily life – Sarah Kokai ThwaitesI’ve found it quite difficult to think of a response to this question; how life and practice interplay isn’t something I spend time thinking...
Where is the Dharma? Looking for the teaching on the cushion and in everyday life – Colin Shinjo Salmon“The Dharma, incomparably profound and infinitely subtle, is rarely encountered even in millions of ages.”- from the Sutra Opening Gatha “The Buddha’s Dharma has...
Change to online scheduleDear Folk, The Zoom schedule will no longer include joining in the live session at the Liverpool Zendo on Wednesday nights. After a trial...
No Edge – Stuart Gendai HollyoakOnce or twice in his Dharma talks throughout the pandemic Roshi has said that on Zoom there’s no edge to our practice. Many mornings...
Zoom keeps me regular – Rhys JonesZoom keeps me sitting regular You’ve seen and been the proof Without you I would not have done it My virtual inos in shashu...
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 Sarah Thwaites 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 Sarah Thwaites if you don't use social media.
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 Roshi 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.”
StoneWater Zen Centre Liverpool
We are located in Hope Street in the centre of Liverpool where we run a regular schedule of meditation and talks. Please click here for further details.