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

Arrival:  Friday 3rd  February 2017 – late afternoon but by 7:30PM

Departure: Monday  6th Feb – around 3pm (after lunch and samu) – 2017 (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

About the Teacher:

Guy Mokuho Mercier

Guy Mokuho Mercier

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.


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.


Friends of IZAUK: Recommended £130  / Low-Waged £105  / Unwaged £85
Non-Members: Recommended £ 145  /  Low-Waged £120  /  Unwaged £95

You can sign up to become a Friend of IZAUK at the sesshin – or join here via the website
Please return your FULL Payment or a £25 non-refundable deposit, along with your booking slip

A little short on cash?  Friends of IZAUK Members can apply for help from the IZAUK Bursary fund (which is entirely donation supported) – if you need a little help, Contact Peter at

To Register:

We can still accept last-minute registrations, but please contact Lana directly on 07946 441 884 or