This will be a weekend of Zen practice in the Bristol dojo with Zen Teacher 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 again 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 is the head of the Zen Centre of Lanau near Saint Flour in the Cantal area of in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.


Friday evening: Normal Friday evening zazen at 6:00pm.
Saturday: 8:30am – 8:00pm  (food/refreshments included)
Sunday: 8:30am – 12:00 noon    We will be going to a local restaurant for a meal on Sunday afternoon


Weekend: £35 (recommended),  £20 concessions
Saturday only: £25 (recommended), £15 concessions
Sunday only: £10(recommended), £5 concessions


  • All the things you need for zazen: comfortable clothing (subdued colour), a zafu if you have one
  • A bowl for meals (oryoki or a simple bowl with a cloth to wrap it in (such as a tea towel) and a spoon and fork.

For more information or to register:

Contact Adrian Tuttiett on  0117 942 4347 (dojo answerphone) or by email by completing the form on this page