Spring sesshin 7th – 13th April
The “10,000 Things of Western Zen” – Alasdair Taisen Gordon-FinlaysonDear sangha member, I am a researcher at the University of Northampton, UK, and as you might know, I am also a Zen practitioner...
Visiting speaker / book reading Liverpool zendo – 20th MarchOn Wednesday 20th March there will be a change to the regular schedule. After one period of meditation, Alan Lessik, an author and Zen...
Some Reflections on Ritual in Zen – Tony Shinro Doubleday SenseiEast Barn Zendo exists so that people may come together to practise zazen (meditation) in the Zen Buddhist tradition promulgated by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi...
Mu, Dogs and Buddha Nature – Tony Shinro Doubleday SenseiA monk asked, “Does a dog have Buddha Nature or not?” Jōshū answered, “Mu!” Joshu’s Mu is the first of 48 cases or kōan...
Let’s get naked… Mark Kogan ShawcroftI have recently been reading Yoka Daishi’s ‘Realising the Way’. One line that really struck me was “Just cast of the dirty old clothes...
Intimacy – Jeremy Ryōkan Sensei, 26th October, 2023 at Fell End, Teisho.This was a teisho given 26th October, 2023 at Fell End Thank you for your welcome, it’s such joy to be among you as...
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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 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.