This will be a 2.5 day Zen Practice Retreat (Sesshin) In Sheringham, Norfolk

Guy 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 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 and is the head of the Lanau Zen Centre near Saint Flour in the Cantal district of France.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.

Arrival:  Thursday Evening 5th February – late afternoon but by 7:30PM

Departure: Sunday Afternoon 8th Feb – around 3pm (after lunch and samu) (do plan to stay to help clear up, we can use the extra hands)

Bring: Loose-fitting, dark clothing for zazen, a zafu (if you have one – some will be available to borrow), a bowl for food (with a spoon and fork) and a cloth (such as a tea-towel) to wrap your bowl in


Sheringham Youth Hostel, See Map – 1 Cremer’s Drift, Sheringham, Norfolk  NR26 8HX.
The Youth Hostel is situated in Sheringham, off the A149 Coast Road, behind St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

The Sheringham Youth Hostel is only a 5 minute walk from the Sheringham Train Station


Drive, or take the train directly to Sheringham, the train station is 5 minutes from the venue.
Other options (some quite cheap) include travelling to and/or from  Norwich via National Express, or the very cheap MegaBus – and then taking the train from there between Norwich and Sheringham. is a ride-share website, and there may be others in your group driving with whom you can share a ride.


Recommended: £130 (Friend of IZAUK) – £145 (non-member)
Low-Waged: £105 (Friend of IZAUK) – £120 (non-member)
Unwaged: £85 (Friend of IZAUK) – £95 (non-member)

Remember, IZAUK members can apply for help from the bursary fund to attend sesshins – Contact Peter  with this form, for information.


1. By Post:  You can return this booking slip along with advanced payment or a deposit of £25 (cheques made payable to IZAUK) to Lana Berrington, 18 St. Augustines Road, Top Flat, London, NW1 9RN

2. OnLine – RIGHT HERE:  Complete the following form, and proceed to pay your deposit or advanced payment by PayPal

For more information please contact Jan on 07833 340 077  or by email using this form