This will be a 2.5 day sesshin (zen practice retreat) at the Bilberry Hill Centre to be led by Zen Monk, Seiho Chris Priest

Led By:

Zen Monk Seiho Chris Preist.


Thursday, 7th November at about 6pm to eat at about 8pm


Sunday 10th November after lunch and samu (around 2.30pm)


Bilberry Hill Centre, Rose Hill, 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 number 63 leaves every 15 to 30 minutes from Birmingham city centre stopping at Rednal, Local taxis are Roundabout Cars 0121 453 1313 and Gold’n’Black Taxis 0121 453 4949. If you need to be collected from the bus stop or train station or if you would like details of directions to Bilberry Hill Centre by road, please contact Kate Thompson

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Everything you need for zazen and your personal needs including, a zafu if possible, also a bowl for meals and a spoon and fork or chopsticks  and a cloth (such as a tea towel) to wrap them in,  dark or subdued coloured clothing which is loose fitting for zazen.


Friends of IZAUK:  recommended £125, low-waged £100, unwaged £80
Non-members:  recommended £140, low-waged £115, unwaged £90

IZAUK members can apply for help from the bursary fund through Steve at (so don’t let money be a barrier)

You will receive a £5 discount if you send a £25 deposit with your booking slip which should be returned BEFORE the 21st October.

Deposits are not normally refundable.  For catering purposes, it is important that you let Kate know early (by the date above) if you intend to come.

Please return the sesshin booking slip to:  Kate Thompson, 9 Helen Street, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 4PH

Enquiries: Kate.  07928 747 799  Or E-Mail Kate Here