Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sit at home tonight Dec 19 2010

Dear All

After looking at the forcase which is for below zero temperaturs and freezing fog, I have decided to cancel tonight's sititng. Going by the long range forceast  we should be OK to have one on Boxing day. Hopefully Marty can give his precepts talk then.

Any thoughts onthis let me know.

And lets all make a committment to sit at home tonight at 7.15


Sunday, December 12, 2010


Ballymena and Coleraine Zen groups are hosting a weekend sesshin (retreat) a Drumalis Retreat Centre from 6.00 pm on Friday February 25 until Sunday February 27.

The event will be led by Ingen Breen. Ingen is a zen teacher in the Suzuki lineage and Everyday Zen Foundation. He practised for five years with the Western Buddhist Order before beginning training in San Francisco Zen Centre where he was ordained in 200. He received Dharma Transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in March in 2009. He will give dharma talks during the sesshin and will be available for one to one Dokusan (practice interview and guidance.)

Accommodation will be full board in en suite rooms. Drumalis is a beautiful location - an historic and architecturally significant Irish country house set in its own grounds with a moderrn accomodation block recently added. It is disabled friendly.

COSTS These events are run on a non profit basis and are to be regarded as a collective effort and commitment. A per head donation of £110 will cover our basic accommodation costs. Those who can afford to do so are invited to offer an additional dana donation to support the teacher, show our appreciation to the Drumalis staff and cover administration. £30-£50 for guidance.

CONTACT places may run out and are limited by other bookings at Drumalis. Please register interest by e-mailing A deposit of £50 will be requested later as we firm up numbers with Drumalis. Please indicate any special dietry needs.