What we're about

OneDropZenZenDublin was set up in July 2017 by two students of Shodo Harada Roshi, Abbot of Sogenji Monastery Japan, who comes to Europe four times a year to lead week long Sesshins (intensive period of Meditation,zazen practice). These Sesshins are held at Hokuozan Sogenji Monastery, Asendorf, (near Bremen) Northern Germany, which is the Centre for all OneDropZen Sanghas throughout Europe. OneDropZen Sanghas are found throughout many European countries, from Hungary to Denmark and from the Baltic States of Latvia and Lithuania to the Mediterranean and Italy. These OneDropZen Sangha were established by Shodo Harada Roshi and are a major part of his life's work.

It is hoped in time, to establish a OneDropZenIreland Sangha, affiliated to all other OneDropZen Sanghas throughout Europe and worldwide.

OneDropZenDublin meet together, one evening a week, every Monday (except Bank Holidays) at 15 Heytesbury Street Dublin 8, which is off the South Circular Rd. and also parallel to Camden St..All who are drawn to the practice of Zazen are Welcome, those who have sat before and those who are beginners. If you are a beginner with questions, we will do our best to answer those and help you. We have access to our Meditation space in Heytesbury St. from 8 :15 p.m., we then set up our room for sitting meditation and begin at 8 :30 p.m.. If you arrive before 8:15, please do not ring the bell because you may disturb those using the space before us.

We sit together and support each other in our efforts.

' Manifest the place of holding

on to nothing at all

and deepen from it's wisdom'

Harada Roshi.

Excerpt from Hokuozan Monastery Website:

http://onedropzen.org/community/germany/hokuozan_sogenji

A Zen monastery provides a chance to experience ourselves in simple life circumstances. Simple, vegetarian, healthy food and a simple life style close to nature by practising meditation in action outside and experiencing the seasons in their special qualities, help us to return to what we truly are. This process is not an easy one, since we need to face ourselves honestly. We can´t escape by hanging out in the Internet, or through a comfortable life style with over-heated rooms, eating and drinking according to our pleasure. This simple life style makes us see, what we are, without all these distractions and ornaments.

And from there we can learn to actually get to know ourselves, find what is truly shining within us, see that we do not depend on outer values. Supported by the practice of Zazen and by the silence during meditative work, we return to our original deep rooted trust in ourselves. From that firm inner base, we again are able to open our hearts and reach out to others.

Organiser statement:

" Heard Dae Gak give some early morning talks on Radio 1 in 1999 and attended a one day event which he lead, organised by Copper Pipe Zen, at All Hallows College, Drumcondra. Introduced to Zazen at that time and from there sat with a number of groups in City of Dublin, Deishimaru group, Copper Pipe Zen Group , Ingen Breen Zendo 151 Group and finally an independent group of five people who sat weekly Zazen in Heytesbury St for 10 years. In 2015, attended first week long Sesshin with Shodo Harada Roshi in Hokuozan Sogenji Germany. Since then have attended all Sesshins lead by Shodo Harada Roshi, four Sesshins annually. In 2017, Rinzai Zen Dublin was formed."

John Lyons Dublin 2017.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Meditation Evening.Zazen,Kinhin,Sutra Chanting and Teacher Reading.

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace, if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace." — Ajan Chah. To begin there will be a short Zen Practice related reading, usually a text from ShoDo Harada Roshi Then we begin sitting practice together with a 25 minutes round of Zazen (sitting meditation) followed by 5 minutes of Kinhin (walking meditation) and then a further 25 minutes round of Zazen. To end the evening we chant the Dai Hi Shin Dharani. Beginners and those who have sat before attend the evening. We all sit together and All are Welcome!!. If you need instruction on the sitting posture we can help with that. If you need to sit on a chair to begin, that is fine as well. We sit together in silent concentration, supporting each other in our efforts. If you need to ask questions at the end of the evening , we will do our our best to help with those. All Welcome. Bows John - TokuJū. • What to bring Please bring your quiet ,open ,original mind. Please wear dark comfortable cloths suitable for sitting meditation. If you have sitting robes, please bring and wear those. • Important to know We are a not for profit group and there is a suggested donation of €5 for the evening to cover open space rental.

Saturday Meditation at 2 ---15 Heytesbury St.D8.

15 Heytesbury St

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace, if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace." — Ajan Chah. We will sit together and practice Zazen, Sitting Zen Meditation. Form for afternoon will be: Reading: Text taken from Harada Roshi's Book 'Moon by the Window' or ' Not One Single Thing '( a commentary on the platform sutra). Zazen : 25 minutes. KinHin: 5 minutes. Zazen: 25 minutes. KinHin: 5 minutes. Zazen: 25 minutes. Chanting: Heart Sutra and Dai Hi Shin Dharani. Time to chat. All are Wecome.!!!! Beginners and those who have sat before are most welcome to join the morning. If you need instruction on the sitting posture we will provide that. If you need to sit on a chair to begin, that is fine Sitting together in Silent Concentration, Supporting each Other in our Efforts. Gassho John- Tokuju. • What to bring Please bring your quiet ,open ,original mind. Please wear dark comfortable cloths suitable for sitting meditation. If you have sitting robes, please bring and wear those. • Important to know We are a not for profit group and there is a suggested donation of €5 for the evening to cover open space rental.

Meditation Evening.Zazen,Kinhin,Sutra Chanting and Teacher Reading.

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace, if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace." — Ajan Chah. To begin there will be a short Zen Practice related reading, usually a text from ShoDo Harada Roshi Then we begin sitting practice together with a 25 minutes round of Zazen (sitting meditation) followed by 5 minutes of Kinhin (walking meditation) and then a further 25 minutes round of Zazen. To end the evening we chant the Dai Hi Shin Dharani. Beginners and those who have sat before attend the evening. We all sit together and All are Welcome!!. If you need instruction on the sitting posture we can help with that. If you need to sit on a chair to begin, that is fine as well. We sit together in silent concentration, supporting each other in our efforts. If you need to ask questions at the end of the evening , we will do our our best to help with those. All Welcome. Bows John - TokuJū. • What to bring Please bring your quiet ,open ,original mind. Please wear dark comfortable cloths suitable for sitting meditation. If you have sitting robes, please bring and wear those. • Important to know We are a not for profit group and there is a suggested donation of €5 for the evening to cover open space rental.

Meditation Evening.Zazen,Kinhin,Sutra Chanting and Teacher Reading.

"Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don't accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace, if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace." — Ajan Chah. To begin there will be a short Zen Practice related reading, usually a text from ShoDo Harada Roshi Then we begin sitting practice together with a 25 minutes round of Zazen (sitting meditation) followed by 5 minutes of Kinhin (walking meditation) and then a further 25 minutes round of Zazen. To end the evening we chant the Dai Hi Shin Dharani. Beginners and those who have sat before attend the evening. We all sit together and All are Welcome!!. If you need instruction on the sitting posture we can help with that. If you need to sit on a chair to begin, that is fine as well. We sit together in silent concentration, supporting each other in our efforts. If you need to ask questions at the end of the evening , we will do our our best to help with those. All Welcome. Bows John - TokuJū. • What to bring Please bring your quiet ,open ,original mind. Please wear dark comfortable cloths suitable for sitting meditation. If you have sitting robes, please bring and wear those. • Important to know We are a not for profit group and there is a suggested donation of €5 for the evening to cover open space rental.

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