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Weekend Sesshin led by Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier at Bristol

17 December, 2022 – 18 December, 2022 08:30 - 21:00 Saturday; 08:30-13:00 Sunday
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Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier will lead this sesshin at Bristol Zen Dojo Full details and a registration form are available on the Zen Bristol website. There are limited places available, so early booking is advised More information…  (opens in a new window)

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IZAUK Sesshin with Zen Teacher Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure in Sheringham, Norfolk

10 November, 2022 – 13 November, 2022

IZAUK Zen Sesshin – Led by Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure – 10th – 13th November 2022, Sheringham Norfolk About the Teacher: Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, born 1945, is the father of three children. He holds a PhD in physics and has been practising zazen since 1977. He was  ordained a monk by Master Deshimaru in 1981. He […]

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Rakusu and Kesa Sewing / Calligraphy Session at the Gateway Centre in Ashbourne

22 September, 2022 – 25 September, 2022 arrive: 5pm, depart: around 3:30pm

Rakusu/Kesa Sewing and Calligraphy Session at the Gateway Centre in Ashbourne This will be a Zen practice session devoted to the sewing and repairing of Kesas and rakusus with parallel workshops on Japanese Calligraphy / Shodo Teacher: The session will be led by Maddie E Shin Parisio.  Maddie received bodhisattva ordination from Mokudo Shogen Jean […]

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Women’s Sesshin : 24–26 June 2022, Peterborough

24 June, 2022 – 26 June, 2022

Women of the Way Zen – WOMEN’S SESSHIN 24–26 June 2022 The Stibbington Centre, Peterborough led by senior nuns of the sangha Costs: £100 Unwaged £120 Low waged £140 Recommended Arrival: Friday evening Departure: Sunday late afternoon Numbers are limited to allow one bedroom per person. To reserve a place or for more details contact […]

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IZAUK sesshin with Guy Mokuho Mercier | 4-7 February 2022

4 February, 2022 – 7 February, 2022

This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Sheringham YHA in Norfolk led by Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier The sesshin will include a precepts ceremony for specific sangha members who have for some time been preparing for ordination Sesshin Leader: Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with Master Taisen Deshimaru in 1973, becoming his […]

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IZAUK sesshin with Mokurei Jan Pearse | 19-22 November 2021

19 November, 2021 – 22 November, 2021

This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Sheringham YHA in Norfolk led by Zen Nun, Mokurei Jan Pearse Mokurei Jan Pearse began practising zazen with Nanshin Nancy Amphoux in 1990. She received nun ordination in 1996 from Shogen Jean Baby and now follows Mokuho Guy Mercier who she has known since 1993. Jan is […]

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Bristol Rakusu Sewing day and half-day of Zazen

24 September, 2021 – 26 September, 2021

Bristol Rakusu Sewing Workshop and Zen Half-Day, with Maddie E Shin Parisio 24-26 Sept 2021 We are pleased to be hosting Maddie E Shin Parisio at Bristol Zen Dojo on the weekend of rakusu sewing and Zen practice. On Saturday, she will lead a sewing workshop, for those interested in learning the practice of Rakusu […]

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IZAUK Weekend Sesshin, 11 – 13 June 2021

11 June, 2021 – 13 June, 2021

This will be a Zoom-based weekend sesshin for experienced members of the UK sangha. It is not suitable for complete beginners – please consult your Head of Dojo if you are unsure about this To take part you will need: a mobile phone, tablet or computer a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed a […]

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Tenborin Zazen Day Sunday 28 Feb

28 February, 2021

A full day of online zazen, celebrating the anniversary of the foundation of the  Tenborin Association**, Lanau Zen Centre, France – the base for Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier. We will re-broadcast this Lanau Zoom event on a dedicated MIXLR channel, with English translation of Guy Mokuho Mercier’s kusen One of the scheduled afternoon zazen […]

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IZAUK Winter Sesshin 2021

19 February, 2021 – 21 February, 2021

Led by: Seiho Chris Preist Seiho Chris Preist is a senior monk from the British Sangha. Chris began practice with Nanshin Nancy Amphoux in 1989 and was ordained as a monk in 1992 by Shogen Jean Baby. He is co-director of Bristol Zen Dojo and the author of a large number of recorded talks, which can be […]

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Rohatsu – Marking the Buddha’s Awakening

4 December, 2020 – 5 December, 2020 18:30 - 12:30

Friday 4th December – Saturday 5th December, 2020 Broadcast sits and ceremonies Hokkai Dojo, Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk will provide a series of broadcast sessions on Friday 4th/Saturday 5th December, 2020 to mark Rohatsu – the traditional celebration of the occasion of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. In view of Covid-19 restrictions, this will be an entirely ‘virtual’ […]

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** CANCELLED ** – October 2020

28 October, 2020 – 1 November, 2020
Buddha statue

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled owing to COVID-19 3.5 day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) at Burwell House led by Senior Teacher Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure About the Teacher: Taiun Jean-Pierre-Pierre Faure, born 1945, is the father of three children. He holds a PhD in physics and has been practising zazen since 1977. He was ordained a […]

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IZAUK Spring Sesshin 2020 – REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

19 June, 2020 – 21 June, 2020 20:00 Friday 19th June to 12:30 Sunday 21st June

Guest teacher Taiun Jean Pierre Faure from Kanshoji Zen Monastery will direct zazen and give a teisho: “Good and Evil and wholehearted acceptance” Other zazen and ceremony directed by IZAUK teachers Dates Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June 2020 Details In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on groups assembling, this year’s IZAUK […]

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