Normal schedule resumed in the Liverpool Zendo and online
Jukai at Hayes, Kent, 14 January 2023 – Shinro SenseiI was very happy to be able to give the precepts to Sheila Seijo (Active Samadhi) Hoare, Roisin Seiryu (Becoming like Willow) Barry, Mark...
Alasdair Taisen Gordon-Finlayson – Shariputra and the Thicket of Views(Statue of Shariputra from Mahamevnawa Amawatura Monastery in Kandy, Sri Lanka) Just some reflections on a Saturday morning… I was watching a video about...
Guro Shoshin Huby – Reading about Zen: Reflections on China Root, Taoism,Cha’n and Original Zen by David Hinton. Shambala 2020.Why and how do we read about Zen, Buddhism and Buddhist practice? Indeed, is reading a good thing, or will this detract from the...
Honouring our female ancestors – Sarah Kokai ThwaitesAt Jukai, people who are receiving the precepts are given a lineage chart (kechimyaku) which shows their new dharma name at a long end...
There is Zen – and then there is StoneWater: reflections on lineage as “home” – Guro Shoshin HubyWhat is a lineage? It has a name, denoting a tradition, a teacher’s efforts and experience, a particular slant on the teachings, a version...
History and teaching tradition of StoneWater ZenStonewater Zen Sangha and Keizan Scott Roshi Stonewater Zen Sangha is led by David Keizan Scott Roshi, a Dharma successor within the lineage of...
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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.