This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Bilberry Hill Centre (near Birmingham) to be led by Zen Nun Moku Rei Jan Pearse


Thursday, 10th November at about 6pm to eat at about 8pm


Sunday 13th November after lunch and clean-up (around  3:00 pm – please plan on staying for clean-up – we need your assistance)

Moku Rei Jan Pearse:

Jan was ordained by Jean Baby, a disciple of Master Deshimaru, and has practiced Zazen for 26 years. She runs the Zen Group in Wells-Next-The-Sea.


Bilberry Hill Centre, Rose Hill, Lickey, Rednal, 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.


Everything you need for zazen (a zafu, if you have one – and a bowl to eat from along with a spoon, a fork and a cloth to wrap them in) – Bring loose, dark-coloured clothing for zazen.

If you would like more information about the Sesshin please contact Adrian Tuttiet on 0117 9381709 or you can send an e mail to

Friends of IZAUK can apply for Bursary assistance if required. Send an e mail to Peter at

Online registration is now closed. If you do wish to register though, please contact Adrian Tuttiet on the number above.