Welcome to the Galway Zen Dojo website. We are a group of people in the Galway area and beyond who meet to practice zazen: simply sitting, silently and whole-heartedly, in the posture of the Buddha.

The GZD community welcomes people of all classes, races, religions, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore zazen and the Soto Zen tradition as transmitted to Europe by Taisen Deshimaru.

We welcome visitors and offer an introduction for newcomers. We organise regular monthly practice days, and two and three-days retreats (see Events), an intensive Rohatsu sesshin in December and an annual week on Áran in Galway Bay.

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Weekly Schedule

@gzd, 3rd floor, Áras na nGael, Dominic Street

Morning7am 7am 7am

Next Day of Zazen will be on Sunday 01/10/2023