This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Bilberry Hill Centre (near Birmingham) to be led by Zen Monk Moku Gyo Adrian Tuttiett

Start:

Thursday, 1st November at about 6pm to eat at about 8pm

Finish:

Sunday 4th November after lunch and clean-up (around  3:00 pm – please plan on staying for clean-up – we need your assistance)

Led by:

Adrian Tuttiett first started practising zazen in the 1970’s and received bodhisattva ordination from Nancy Amphoux in 1990. Later, he received ordination as a Zen Monk from Jean Baby in 1994. He is currently one of the teachers at the Bristol Zen Dojo.

Location:

Bilberry Hill Centre, Rose Hill, Lickey, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RT

The Bilberry Hill Centre is located on the outskirts of Birmingham, within walking distance of the delightful 500 acre Lickey Hills country park.  Being close (but not too close) to Britain’s central city makes it easily accessible for everyone.  There is a variety of accommodation at the centre, including some single rooms.

How to get there:

The nearest train stations are Barnt Green and Longbridge. Bus service number 145/145A (operated by iGo) runs about once an hour between Longbridge and Barnt Green stations (Stop LH), stopping at Rednal Island, from where it’s a 3 minute walk (west) to the Bilberry Hill Centre.

From central Birmingham: Bus 98 (operator National Express West Midlands) runs between Priory Queensway, Birmingham and Rednal Lickey Road/Old Hare & Hounds two to four times each hour. From here it’s a 6 minute walk (south) to the Bilberry Hill Centre.

Local taxis are Roundabout Cars 0121 453 1313 and Gold’n’Black Taxis 0121 453 4949.

Bring:

Everything you need for zazen (a zafu, if you have one – and a bowl to eat from along with a spoon, a fork and a cloth to wrap them in) – Bring loose, dark-coloured clothing for zazen.

Cost:

Friend of IZAUK:    Recommended – £150 / low-waged  – £125 / unwaged – £100

Non-members:    Recommended – £165 / low-waged – £140 / unwaged – £110

You will receive a £20 discount if you pay a £25 deposit (or the full amount) before 25th October: either (1) complete the online registration form and pay with Paypal or (2) send a cheque with your printed booking slip to arrive before 25th October.

Please note that deposits are not normally refundable.

Existing Friends of IZAUK Members who require financial assistance to attend can apply for help from the IZAUK bursary fund – Contact John Callaghan: john.cal@outlook.com  You can become an IZAUK member at the session.

Registration:

Register and pay online by completing the online booking form below, or download & return the printed booking slip (available here: Booking form) with a cheque to:

Maddie Parisio
16 Camborne Close
Norwich
NR5 0DB
Tel: 01603 743 911

Email: maddiep@phonecoop.coop

Online Registration: