Welcome to the Cloud Water Zen Group

The Cloud Water Zen Group is based in Glasgow, on the south side of the city. It is affiliated to Rochester Zen Centre and the Zen Buddhist Society of Sweden. The group was established by members of these zen centres, who are living and practising zen in Glasgow.

We meet once a week on Wednesday evenings to practice zazen (zen meditation) at the Hidden Gardens (behind the Tramway Theatre, Pollokshields). We also organise regular introductions for people interested in finding out more about Zen Buddhism.

Our teachers are Sensei Sante Poromaa and Sensei Kanja Odland, Dharma Heirs of Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, Abbot of the Rochester Zen Center (see ‘Our Teachers’ above). Students from our group regularly attend training periods and sesshin (intensive zen meditation retreats) at these zen centres and our teachers also visit Glasgow to work with us.

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