We have recently updated how we present talks given by Keizan Roshi and other teachers. These are still available on the Talks page but they are now available as Podcasts. Older talks are still available on the Stonewater YouTube page.
Mazu Daoyi’s Ordinary Mind – Alasdair Taisen Gordon-FinlaysonWhen I did my Shuso retreat and ceremony a couple of years ago, Tony Shinro presented me with a copy of Master Ma’s Ordinary...
The Other Ryonen – Sarah Kokai ThwaitesVery little is known about Ryonen, the Zen ancestor that I find myself drawn to write about. For many of our ancestors the historical...
Tozan Ryokai; Awakening to the Phenomenal World – Tony Shinro DoubledayThe thirty-eighth ancestor in the Soto lineage was Tozan Ryokai (807-69). He received transmission from Ungo Donjo (784-841) after first training with a number...
White Plum Teachers meeting at YokojiEvery year the White Plum Asanga, which is Taizan Maezumi’s lineage, holds a teachers’ meeting which is open to all registered WPA teachers. This...
Roshi’s The Great Outdoors (TGO) crossing of the HighlandsDear Folks, Thank you for the support and interest some of you have shown in the TGO backpacking challenge I recently undertook crossing the...
Being and Doing part 2: When anger keeps us from sadness – Jez Yushin LovekinHere we have a new piece from Jez, continuing his theme of Being and Doing. When I began formal training as a listener, I...
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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.”