This will be a Zen practice weekend in Bristol with Zen teacher Hosetsu Laure Scemama

Hosetsu Laure Scemama

About the Teacher:

Hosetsu Laure Scemama was born in 1948 and worked as a teacher. Since 1977, she has practised everyday and was ordained a nun by Master Deshimaru.

She was very active in the Marrakech and Toulon dojos. From 1997 to 2002, she lived at the Gendronniere temple and then was a founding member of Kanshoji Temple (Dordogne). In 2003, she started the Limoges dojo where she teaches. She also teaches in sesshins in France and Europe.

She is vice president of the Kanshoji Zen Association and deputy general secretary of the International Zen Association.

She has practised for many months in temples in Japan and received Dharma transmission from Donin Minamizawa Roshi.

She is General Secretary of the Association Zen Internationale and is a member of its spiritual council.


Bristol Zen Dojo:   IZAUK Headquarters, 91-93 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8AT


Friday:  6PM – Zazen as usual for Friday evening

Saturday:  8:30AM – 10AM  – Zazen
10:00 – 10:20am – Ceremony
11.30 – 1 Zazen
1-2 – Oryoki Lunch in Dojo
2-3.30 Break and Samu
3.30 – 5.30 Zazen + Mondo or Teisho

if you choose:   6 – 7 Supper
8 – 9.30 Zazen


8.30-10 Zazen
10 – 10.20 Ceremony Tea/Coffee/Samu
11.30 – 1.00 Zazen
Informal lunch – at dojo or a nearby cafe


Zen Weekend – £26 waged, £13 unwaged
Saturday Only- £20 waged, £10 unwaged
Sunday Only – £12 waged, £6 unwaged

Please Let Chris Preist ( or Adrian Tuttiett from the Bristol Dojo (0117 942 4347) know if you you would like to register you attendance, or if you would like more information .

The leaflet is on the way 🙂