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Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau Directing zazen at Brockley zen group

26 September, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau will be directing zazen at the Brockley Zen group on Thursday morning 22nd September, Monday morning 26th September and Tuesday evening 27th September. Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau will be directing zazen at the Brockley Zen group on Thursday morning 22nd September, Monday morning 26th September and Tuesday evening 27th […]

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IZAUK Kesa/Rakusu Sewing Session with caligraphy – at Bilberry Hill with Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau

22 September, 2016 – 25 September, 2016

This will be a Zen Practice sesshin devoted to the sewing and repairing of kesas and rakusus to be led by Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau. There will also be Japanese Calligraphy workshops offered at this sesshin Rakusus are garments which are presented to people when they receive Bodhisattva ordination (also known as jukai or […]

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Half Day of Zen Practice at Caledonian Road dojo in London

30 April, 2016 08:00 - 13:30

This is a morning of  Zen Practice to be held at the Caledonian road dojo Start:  8:00am 8:00 – 9:30 zazen + ceremony 9:30 – 10:00 breakfast – oryoki 10:00-10:45 coffee/tea and biscuits 11:00 – 12:00 talk/discussion 12:00 – 13:15 zazen 13:15 – tidy up samu The day will consist of 2 periods of zazen, […]

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IZAUK Sesshin at Sheringham with Zen Teacher Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure

12 February, 2016 – 15 February, 2016

  This will be a 2.5 day Zen Practice Retreat (Sesshin) In Sheringham, Norfolk to be led by Senior Teacher, Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure About the Teacher: Taiun is the abbot of the Kanshoji Zen Monastery , near Limoges in France.  Click for more information about Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure. Arrival: Friday  12th February – anytime after […]

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Zen Practice Weekend in LONDON with Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier

23 January, 2016 – 24 January, 2016

This will be a weekend (1.5 days) of Zazen Practice with Zen Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier Saturday 8:30am – 6:30pm The Aubert Park Community Centre, Avenell road, London N5 1BL Located at the back of a council estate off Avenell Road, 5 minutes walk from the Arsenal Tube Station (Piccadilly line). Several local bus routes […]

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IZAUK Sesshin with Zen Monk Alan Bhukka Smith at Bilberry Hill

12 November, 2015 – 15 November, 2015

This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Bilberry Hill Centre (near Birmingham) to be led by Zen Monk Alan Bhukka Smith Start: Thursday, 12th November at about 6pm to eat at about 8pm Finish: Sunday 15th November after lunch and clean-up (around  3:00 pm – please plan on staying for clean-up – we need […]

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IZAUK Kesa/Rakusu Sewing Session with caligraphy – at Bilberry Hill with Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau

24 September, 2015 – 27 September, 2015

This will be a Zen Practice sesshin devoted to the sewing and repairing of kesas and rakusus to be led by Zen Nun Valérie Yashō Guéneau. There will also be Japanese Calligraphy workshops offered at this sesshin Rakusus are garments which are presented to people when they receive Bodhisattva ordination (also known as jukai or […]

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Zen Afternoon in London with Zen Monk Olivier Jifu Pressac

20 June, 2015 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An Afternoon of Zen Practice in Camberwell, London with Zen Monk Olivier Jifu Pressac Who? Olivier Jifu Pressac was ordained as a monk in 1993.  He is a disciple of Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure and a senior monk at the Kanshoji Zen Monastery in France.  He is responsible for the Angouleme Zen dojo Venue: ZEN YOGA […]

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Zen Day in Leeds with Zen Monk Seiho Chris Priest

7 June, 2015 8am - 4pm (ish)

This is a Day of Zen Practice in Leeds being led by Zen Monk Seiho Chris Priest When? Sunday 7th June  8am – 4pm (provisional times) Where? The Leeds Zen Dojo the Woodhouse Community Centre 197 Woodhouse Street, Leeds, LS6 2NY There will be a talk today : “Living Zen -Zen in Daily Life” Please […]

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IZAUK Sesshin held at Kanshoji Temple in France

3 May, 2015 – 10 May, 2015

This is the annual “Crosby Hall” sesshin, and this year IZAUK will be hosted by Kanshoji Temple, near Limoges in France. Sesshins are an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the Buddha Way and to return to the root of  our practice, which is to renew our vows as Bodhisattvas in each moment.The sesshin is […]

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IZAUK Sesshin in Sheringham – with Zen Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier

5 February, 2015 – 8 February, 2015 Arrival Thursday Feb 5th - evening

This will be a 2.5 day Zen Practice Retreat (Sesshin) In Sheringham, Norfolk About the Teacher: 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 […]

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Zen Weekend at the Bristol Zen Dojo with Zen teacher Hosetsu Laure Scemama

6 December, 2014 – 7 December, 2014

This is a weekend of Zen Practice at the Bristol dojo to be led by Hosetsu Laure Scemama About the Teacher: Hosetsu Laure Scemama has practiced zen since 1977 and received nun ordination from Taisen Deshimaru. She is a disciple of Denin Minamizawa Roshi and received Dharma Transmission from him. She is head of the […]

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