Meditation in the soto zen tradition

About corkzen

We are a group of practitioners, who come together to practise zazen, seated meditation, a few times a week. Our aim is to provide an open, peaceful atmosphere to support zen practice in Cork.

Occasionally we organise full or half day zen days and sesshins (intensive retreats), with invited guest teachers. One of our regular visitors is Ingen Breen. Follow the link for his schedule.

All are welcome, but if you are new to zen meditation, we ask that you complete a short introduction. Please email corkzen@gmail.com to arrange.


Wednesday 7pm - Formal zen practice, 2 rounds of zazen with kinhin

Thursday 7pm - Informal sitting

Please arrive 10 minutes before start time for the evening meditations.

If you haven't any experience of sitting in a zen dojo, please contact us to arrange an introduction.


Day of Meditation

James Moyne began his zen practise at the Cork dojo many years ago, and will be returning to visit Cork again this January. James was ordained in the Deshimaru lineage and now leads a zen group in Ranelagh, Dublin.

James will lead a zen day at the dojo on Sunday 20th January. The day will consist of zazen, teachings and a question and answer session. From 09:30 to 17:00 lunch included cost €25 with Concession for unwaged. Email corkzen@gmail.com for more information, and to book a place.

There will be instruction for beginners to zen and meditation.

Space in the dojo is limited so if you wish to reserve a place, please send an email to corkzen@gmail.com

Contact us

Feel free to email us for more information, to arrange an introduction, or to just say hello!


19 North Main Street, Cork