Welcome to the Irish Zen web site
The Irish Zen Group has been active since 1991 and
has three practice centres (dojos), in Galway, Dublin and Cork.
We focus on the practice of zazen
(sitting meditation), and we are
open to everyone interested in taking up the practice of
We practice according to the Japanese Soto Zen
as transmitted by Taisen
Deshimaru, who brought Zen to Europe
in 1967. Deshimaru was a disciple of Kodo Sawaki.
Alain Liebmann is the leader of our
group. He is a Zen monk with
35 years experience of meditation. He studied with Taisen
Our group is affiliated to AZI (Association Zen
an worldwide Zen organization based in Paris, France.
If you are considering taking up Zen, or if you are a
please take a look at our frequently asked
We hope you will enjoy surfing our website.
Webmaster: António. Last update to this site: 6 January 2008.