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.


Zen day with Ryūmon and Anraku Hondorp on Saturday 23th March

There will be a short Zen day with Ryūmon and Anraku Hondorp from 1030am until 2pm. Dr Catherine Anraku Hondorp Sensei will offer the teachings. She is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest. She is an authorized Zen teacher in the White Plum lineage, holds an MFA degree in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. As guiding teacher of Body-Mind Temple at Two Streams Zen , her emphasis is on the spiritual path of renegotiating trauma through the body.

The cost is €15. The day will consist of zazen, teachings and a question and answer session.

Places are limited, you can reserve a place by sending an email to corkzen@gmail.com

Past Events

Sunday January 24th 2019

We welcomed James Moyne back to the Cork Zen dojo.

Contact us

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


19 North Main Street, Cork