Cloud Water Zen Centre


Our next Introduction to Zen will be in:

October 2018 (date to be confirmed)

This introductory workshop outlines basic ideas connected with Buddhism and Zen and also offers practical instruction in Zen Buddhist meditation. There is then an opportunity to try Zen meditation, time for questions and help and guidance about how to continue practising. It is led by Sensei Karl Kaliski, a Zen teacher in the tradition of Philip Kapleau Roshi.

Short Course in Zen Buddhism

This four week course provides a chance to learn more about Zen Buddhism. It offers more opportunity for input, sitting practice, questions and feedback than our regular Saturday introduction. Each session include zazen (Zen meditation), teaching on specific aspects of Zen practice and time for questions and guidance.

The course runs over 4 consecutive Thursdays weeks beginning on Thursday 18th October. Sessions will run between 6.15 – 7.45pm. The suggested donation for the course is £20

Thursday 18th October: Basics of Zen practice and getting a practice established

Thursday 25th October:  The challenges of Zen practice and what it has to offer

Thursday 1st November: Zen practice and daily life: integrating Zen practice

Thursday 8th November: Different types of Zen practice and how they work

Get in touch if you're interested in finding out more


Weekly Sittings - Monday and Wednesday evenings

Regular evening sittings are on:

Monday and Wednesday evenings (6.30 - 8pm)

It normally consists of three rounds zazen, kinhin and a talk by the teacher.


Zazenkai (all day sitting) & Sesshin

Our next all day sitting will take place in:

October 2018 (date to be confirmed)

All day sittings and our 'city sesshin' are more intensive practice opportunities with zazen, dokusan, teisho and yoga/exercise periods spread over four days. It is a much more intensive experience of Zen practice running dailiy between around 8.00am and 9.30pm (non-residential).

Contact us for more information.

Early Morning Sitting

Our current early morning sittings are every:

Tuesday morning (7.45 - 8.25)

The centre is open from 7.30 for early morning. Please arrive by 7.40.

Visiting the Zen Centre

If you would like to come and visit the Zen Centre for a look around or a cup of tea and a chat, we are usually open to the general public on:

Wednesday afternoons

(4.30 - 5.30)

Feel free to come along - but please contact us before to make sure someone is there to meet you! For more details, contact:

Cloud Water Zen Centre Email:    Phone 07432 014620

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