Mokuho Guy Mercier

Mokuho Guy Mercier

sesshin feb 2013

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 and is the head of the Josen Dojo in Tours, France.  And the Lanau Zen Center near Saint Flour in the Auvergne, in France.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.

Arrival: Friday evening 1st February, late afternoon but by 7:30pm

Departure: Monday 4th February, after lunch and samu (around 3pm)

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

Location: 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


Cost Friend of IZAUK Non-Member
Recommended £125 £140
Low-Waged £100 £115
Unwaged £80 £90

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, don’t let this stop you from attending the sesshin!  Talk to your dojo head about the IZAUK bursary fund – or contact for more information.

Booking: Please return a booking slip (from the leaflet) OR complete the ONLINE Booking Form along with advance payment or a deposit of £25 before 19th January OR – complete the online booking form and send in a deposit by paypal

There is a £5 discount for bookings with deposit or advanced payment made before 19th January

To Register, please ring Lana on 020 7993 9012 – or fully complete this online booking form

You can send bookings by post to: Lana Berrington, 18 St. Augustines Road, Top Flat, London   NW1 9RN.

For more information please contact Lana on 020 7993 9012  or by email at