The Cloud Water Zen Group is based in Glasgow, on the south side of the city. It was founded by members of the Zen Buddhist Society, a European Zen Buddhist organisation which is based in Sweden.
We meet weekly to practise zazen (Zen meditation) at the Hidden Gardens (behind the Tramway Theatre, Pollokshields). We also hold regular weekend events including half and whole day zazen meetings and public talks, as well as sesshin (intensive residential meditation retreats). We also organise regular introductions for people interested in finding out more about Zen Buddhism.
Our teacher is Sensei Karl Kaliski. Karl began his Zen training at Rochester Zen Center (USA) with Bodhin Kjolhede before continuing his training in Europe with two of Bodhin Roshi’s dharma heirs, Roshi Sante Poromaa and Roshi Kanja Odland.
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