Category Archives: Zazen / Meditation

Change to online schedule

Dear Folk, The Zoom schedule will no longer include joining in the live session at the Liverpool Zendo on Wednesday nights. After a trial we realised it didn’t work very well for either the Zoom participants or folk in the Zendo. The Wednesday nights on zoom will be suspended for the time being. Instead each Thursday […]

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Zoom sitting – Sarah Kokai Thwaites

Six months before the pandemic, I attended a conference of the European Buddhist Union. It included a workshop about online dharma led by an American who worked with the youth network of Thich Nhat Hahn’s Plum Village sangha. I think he despaired at the lack of tech experience of our mostly middle-aged/older gathering of well-meaning […]

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Zen and Lacanian Psychoanalysis – Lorena Yosho Rivero de Beer

Here another StoneWater practitioner and therapist Lorena Yosho Rivero de Beer explores Zen and Therapy. I started practicing Zen meditation not long after I started training as a Lacanian psychoanalyst 5 years ago. From the beginning their similarities and differences have enriched both practices for me. They bring both experiential depth in the points that […]

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Gestalt Psychotherapy and Zen, similarities and differences – Jutta Keijo Pieper

The theme of the next SWZ newsletter is “Zen and therapy: different, the same or both?”. Here we have the first piece on the subject from long-time sangha member and therapist Jutta Keijo Pieper. Looking at the similarities and differences between psychotherapy and meditation, my focus will be on the Gestalt Psychotherapy approach which I […]

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