NI events

Second visit of Paul Haller to NI in 2007

Paul Haller roshi is visiting Northern Ireland for the second time this year. His timetable may be found at:

Please note that Haller roshi is not able to come up to Coleraine this time around and it is suggested that Coleraine members attend the Zazen, talk and Q&A with the Ballymena Zen Group on Monday, 20 August 2007, 7:00pm.

Visit of Andre Elsen to BMZC

The Black Mountain Zen Centre in Belfast is organising a weekend, non-residential event with Andre Elsen, a student of Paul Haller Roshi. More details can be found on their website.

Screening of Zen Noir in Ballymena

The Ballymena group is screening the film, Zen Noir on 10 March 2007, 7:30pm. Details can be found on their website.

A synopsis and trailer of the film can be found here.

Michael Eido Luetchford dharma talk in Belfast

Michael Eido Luetchford will be giving a dharma talk on 'The Use of Koans in Dogen's Tradition'.

Date: Monday, 19th February 2007
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Black Mountain Zen Centre, Belfast

More information can be found here.

Events in Ballymena, January through March 2007

From the Ballymena Zen Group:

January 21st 2.25-5.30. Afternoon Workshop on Zen forms used with Steve Williamson.  Full details of the forms and chants used in use at Ballymena Zen Group can be found on which also has embedded links giving the meaning. Details of the event are on the regular Ballymenazen blogspot
The Workshop will break for the regular sitting which will be take place between 3.30 and 4.30 as normal.
February 18th. Zen day and Posture Workshop with Michael Eido Luetchford of Dogen Sangha UK. This is a day of practice in which Michael will give guidance on how to sit. Details of the event are on the Ballymenazen Blogspot.
Sunday March 4 at 7.00 pm (provisional). Showing of Marc Rosenbusch's  Zen Noir  ( followed by a discussion. It kicks off with a mysterious death in a zendo and has been described as a surrealist  Buddhist murder mystery. It is beautifully made, witty and carries a strong message. Zen Noir has won several awards, including Best Feature at the Moondance Film festival. It will provide an entertaining and challenging evening's viewing. Proceeds to Ballymena Zen Group's Development Fund.