Bristol Zen Practice Weekend: 14-15 Dec 2019

14 December, 2019 – 15 December, 2019 08:00 Saturday - 12:30 Sunday
Bristol Zen Dojo
91-93 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AT

This will be a weekend of Zen practice in the Bristol dojo with Zen Teacher Mokuho Mercier

Guy Mokuho Mercier

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 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 Cantal area of in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.

Indicative Schedule

Saturday: 8:30am until evening (lunch & supper provided)
Sunday: 8:30am – 12:30pm (followed by informal lunch)

Indicative Cost:

Weekend: £35 (waged),  £20 (low waged)
Saturday only: £25 (waged), £15 (low waged)
Sunday only: £10 (waged), £5 (low waged)

Concessions apply

Please arrive ten minutes before the start. The day will include short periods of zazen until evening.


  • All the things you need for zazen: comfortable clothing (subdued colour), a zafu if you have one
  • A bowl for meals – oryoki or a simple bowl with a cloth to wrap it in (such as a tea towel) and a spoon

For more information or to register:

Contact Adrian Tuttiett on  0117 942 4347 (dojo answerphone) or by email by completing the form on this page