This will be a week-long sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Senior Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier.

This will be a five and a half day sesshin and will include teishos, training and sewing.  There will be ordinations during this sesshin. To be ordained means to take refuge in the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.  People who want to make this commitment to the Buddha Way should contact their dojo head as soon as possible.

The IZAUK Annual general meeting will be held  during this  sesshin

Arrival:  Sunday 27th May

Departure: Saturday 2rd June

About the Teacher:

Guy Mokuho Mercier

Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with Master Taisen Deshimaru in 1973, becoming his disciple in March of 1976 after receiving ordination as a monk.

After Master Deshimaru’s death in 1982, he remained active in the Paris sangha. From 1986 to 1991, he was again the tenzo at La Gendronnière, and became the head of the temple from 1991 to 1997.  In September, 2008, he received Dharma transmission from Sojun Matsuno Roshi in Takefu, Japan.

Today, he is active in the AZI spiritual council is the head of the Zen Centre of Lanau near Saint Flour in the Auvergne, in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.



Crosby Hall Educational Trust(CHET) Centre, Back Lane, Little Crosby, Liverpool L23 4UA Click here to see a map of the location

How to Get there:

by rail: At Lime Street station, Liverpool it’s a short walk to Central Station, Take Southport Train, every 15 minutes to Hall Road station and then 2 ile taxi ride or easy half hour walk across fields to Chet Centre. (Delta taxis  0151 924 7373)


Loose, dark clothes for zazen, a zafu if you have one, a bowl for food and a cloth to wrap it in (eg: a tea towel), also outdoor clothing for walking.


More information and Registration will be available closer to the event