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This will be a week-long sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Senior Zen Teachers.

This year’s Crosby sesshin will be directed by teachers from within the UK sangha. It will include a structured program of dharma talks, discussions and practical training, followed by a sesshin with extended periods of silence.

Yusho Sasaki, director of the Soto Zen European office, will join us for the first day.

The IZAUK Annual general meeting will be held  during this sesshin

Arrival:  Sunday 26th May, after 2pm and preferably by 7:30pm

Departure: Saturday 1st June, by 2pm, after lunch and samu


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 mile taxi ride or easy half hour walk across fields to Chet Centre. (Delta taxis  0151 922 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.


Recommended:  £225 (Friends);  £235 (Non-members)

Low Wage:         £175 (Friends);  £185 (Non-members)

Unwaged:           £145 (Friends);  £155 (Non-members)

Those booking BEFORE 12th MAY with full payment or a deposit of £25 will receive a £20 discount on the above prices

Friends of IZAUK members who require financial assistance to attend can apply for help from the IZAUK Bursary Fund – Contact John at You can become member at the  sesshin.


Registrations for this retreat are closed.