Rohatsu 3-10 December, 22
- From 3-10 December, Galway Zen Dojo will be holding a traditional Rohatsu sesshin to mark the Buddha’s enlightenment.
December 8th is the day we commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha’s realization of the Way. Following many years of difficult ascetic practice, Shakyamuni sat in zazen beneath the Bodhi tree. At dawn on December 8th, Shakyamuni saw the morning star and realizing awakening, he then became Shakyamuni Buddha.