POSTPONED – Speaking from Silence – a retreat with Djinn Gallagher

Date to be confirmed

Due to ongoing COVID-19 situation and after much consideration we have decided to suspend all sangha events until further notice.

Right Speech 

When the Buddha talked about the practice of right speech in one of his earliest teachings, he was very clear about what not to do: no lying, no divisive speech, no abusive speech, and no idle chatter. So is he telling us to be silent, or can we find a way to speak truthfully, inclusively, with gentleness and with integrity in every part of our daily lives? During these three days together, we will use the ground of silence to examine the ways that we speak and the ways that we listen, and we’ll explore how to construct the narrative of our own lives in a way that is expansive, kind and liberating.

Djinn Gallagher

Djinn Gallagher was born in Dublin and started practising meditation back in 1992. After many years spent exploring different styles of practice, she found a teacher, Paul Haller, who comes to Ireland from San Francisco Zen Center twice a year to lead retreats and mentor students. Djinn’s intention to train as priest led her to residential practice at Tassajara, SFZC’s monastery in California, in 2007. She was ordained in 2013, and served as shuso (head student) in 2015. Djinn returned to Ireland in January 2017 and leads Black Mountain Zen Centre in Belfast.

Suggested donation £20 per day and bring food to share

The Studio (aka Blessingway), Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, H7 8DG

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"If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?" - Dōgen Zenji