Zen practice

The Soto Zen school is one of the forms through which Buddhism was spread in Japan. The practice of Zen - which literally means meditation - is characterized by simplicity, sobriety and essentiality. According to Zen nothing else is needed beyond sitting on the floor with crossed legs, and focusing attention on the correct posture and breathing.
Yet, the practice also includes teachings and discussion as a mean to further our understanding.
Dublin Zen is part of the Everyday Zen network in Ireland and UK.

Join us: we meet and practice in various locations in Dublin.
Please write to ingen@dublinzen.org to receive information about the ongoing practice.

If you live in Cork, Ingen also regularly visits the Soto group Cork Zen

The teacher


Ingen is a Soto Zen priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, having received ordination and dharma transmission (2000 and 2009) from Zoketsu Norman Fischer. He was Shuso at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in 2002 with then Abbess Zenkei Blanche Hartman. Ingen has been practicing Buddhism for over 20 years and lived in community for about 14 years. He has led sesshin and retreats in England, Sweden, Italy, Ireland and California, and is a member of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association of America.