Our latest Local Group is in Oslo. See the Local group page under the Stonewater tab for details of Chris and Guro Huby’s group.
The Beauty of Suffering – Karen Shoji RobbieA life of suffering resonates deeply for me. Not pessimistic or optimistic but realistic. It’s part of life. Switch on the news, open a...
My Dying To Do List – Libby Kyosho MacKayGive my body to science – tick Avoid suicide That means a post mortem The university doesn’t like post mortem donors Not enough to...
Life is like a borrowed book, and other thoughts of a 6-year-old – Sarah Kokai ThwaitesWhile some sangha members have been thinking about ways to introduce children to Buddhism and to answer the very good question of why we...
My Penny’s Worth on The Four Noble Truths – Keith Shingo ParrThe Four Noble Truths are said to contain the essence Of Gautama Buddha’s teaching. The truth of suffering, the truth of the origin of...
‘Pure Water, No Fish’- Examining the Four Noble Truths – Andy Tanzan ScottThe Four Noble Truths, along with the Eightfold Path and the Middle Way, are contained in the Buddha’s first teaching after his enlightenment. Called “Turning...
Keizan Sensei’s Christmas Message 2018 – Practice in Daily LifeDear Fellow Practitioners, I do hope you find time for celebration and a rest over the coming holiday and that the new year is...
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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 Sensei 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.”