What we do:
We meet every Monday Evening for a little over an hour to practice Meditation techniques together. We do Standing, Sitting, Walking Meditation and chant some Sutras. If you are a beginner, instruction will be given. All are Welcome.
'I discovered the practice of Zazen( Sitting Meditation) in 1999. Since then I have been practicing with various groups in Dublin before starting this OneDrop Group in 2017.
Who would have thought that such a simple practice could change your life but that has been my own experience.
The fruits of Zazen practice are that we can potentially become more present in our lives, more focussed on this precious life energy.
Working with Body,Breath and Mind, we learn to let go of extraneous thinking and awaken to our original nature.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please join us on Monday Evenings , 15 Heytesbury St. @ 8:05pm.'
John Tokuju Lyons.
'Through zazen we are each able to return to our own particular essence, to become completely who we are. This return to the quiet place within us, this letting go of all external distractions to return to our original inner space-this is zazen. It is very important to know that by practicing zazen we are not trying to become all alike. Instead, zazen allows each person to become who he or she truly is.
Because what we examine in zazen is our own self, the first thing we must do is align our physical body to achieve a balanced,stable posture. Once our physical posture is aligned we are able to go deeper within and align our breathing,which connects everything within us. Then, going one step further,we align our mind.'
Extract from: ...'How to do Zazen'.... Shodo Harada Roshi.
Question: For those of us trying to practice the Dharma, what is the most important thing to remember?
Answer: Right here, right now.
Doors open at 8:05pm, Monday 5th.,June 2023, Evening finishes at 9:45pm.
(Online Zoom option)
Online link for those outside of DublinCity https://zoom.us/j/945921803
Please be mindful that a yoga group uses the space before us. Please be respectful and refrain from ringing the front doorbell or using the door knocker before the Yoga class finishes at 8:00pm. We have access to the space at 8:05pm. and can set up the Zendo then.
To begin we set up the Zendo together.
There will be instruction on the Zazen Meditation posture, Body, Breath and Mind.
We will sit 2 rounds of Zazen(Seated Meditation), both 25 minutes long with one round of 5 minutes Kinhin (Walking meditation) in between.
Sometimes there will be a reading from Harada Roshi book ' Moon by the Window '.
To end the evening we will chant the 'Heart Sutra','Dai Hi Shu' and 'ShikuSeigan' together.
Time to chat a little.
Beginners and those who have sat before attend.
This is a One Drop Zen Zen Dublin event.
Please wear comfortable loose clothing suitable for sitting.If you are a beginner there will be instruction on the sitting posture.. If you need to sit on a chair to begin, that is fine. We sit together in silent concentration, supporting each other in our efforts.
One Drop Zen Dublin is a Not for Profit Group.
There is a contribution of €5 for the evening to help cover rental costs.
Unfortunately we do not own our own space.
This event will be run abiding by current Covid guideline. Please wear a face mask and have proof of vaccination