Hanamatsuri, the celebration of the Buddha’s birthday and the Flower Festival, will take place at the Liverpool and London centres this Saturday, 11 May. In Liverpool we start with zazen at 9.30am and family and friends will join from 10.30. The ceremony will be followed by a social with food and activities for children.
Hanamatsuri May 2019On 11 May Stonewater Zen held its first Hanamatsuri celebrations at its centre in Liverpool and at the London group. This marks a new...
Buddhist Action Month – Climate Action: Personal ActionThe Network of Buddhist Organisations (NBO) which StoneWater Zen is a member of, hold a Buddhist Action Month in June each year. The theme...
‘Being and Doing’ by Jez Yoshin LovekinWhen I was born I just was I was happy to be just who I was After a while this was not enough I...
‘Emptiness and Boundlessness’ by Sarah Kokai ThwaitesI’ve been experimenting with words recently. Not deliberately but rather noticing how different translations of some of the words that we use in talking...
Keizan receives InkaAt the Spring sesshin at Crosby Hall in April, Tenshin Roshi conferred Inka, certification of final completion of training, on Keizan Sensei. This took place in a...
Zen, the Empty Set and the Infinite Challenge – Colin Shinjo SalmonHere we have an interesting mathematical perspective on Buddhist teachings from sangha member Colin Shinjo Salmon. I recently listened to a discussion about mathematics...
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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.”