The Cloud Water Zen Centre was founded by members of the Zen Buddhist Society, a European Zen Buddhist organisation, which is based in Sweden. We are part of the Cloud-Water Sangha, a group of independent Zen Centres which has grown out of the work of Roshi Philip Kapleau and the Rochester Zen Center.


The aim of the Cloud Water Zen Centre is to provide a dedicated space where people can explore Zen Buddhist training and practice, right in the heart of Glasgow.


We meet weekly to practise zazen (Zen meditation), as well as holding regular weekend events including half and whole day zazen meetings, public talks, sesshin (intensive residential meditation retreats) and regular introductions for people interested in finding out more about Zen Buddhism.


Our next Introduction to Zen workshop will be on Saturday 30th September. Please get in touch for more details

The Zen Centre is participating in the Glasgow Doors Open Day festival once again this year - a great opportunity for a guided tour and chance to find out more about the Zen centre and Zen practice. The centre will be open for guided tours and visits on Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th September

We'll be holiding an all-day sitting (zazenkai) on Sunday 1st October. Get in touch for more details and if you'd like to come along

Great is the matter of birth and death.
Life slips quickly by.
Time waits for no one.
Wake up! Wake up!
Don't waste a moment.

Cloud Water Zen Centre Email:    Phone 07432 014620

Cloud Water Zen Centre is a registered charity - Cloud Water Zen SCO46443

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