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Deshimaru Day UK

3 May, 2020

Broadcast sits and ceremonies We will provide a series of three broadcast sessions on Sunday 3rd May in honour of our founder, Master Taisen Deshimaru who died 38 years ago on 30th April, 1982. You can link directly to each of them when they are on-air by clicking the box below    Deshimaru Day […]

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Zazen and Zen Workshop with Yushin Christophe Guillet

23 February, 2020 12:30 - 17:30

Zazen and Zen Workshop with senior Zen monk Yushin Christophe Guillet This is an afternoon for regular Zen practitioners. The workshop will be devoted to cover and clarify the different aspects of Zen practice in the dojo from deportment and dojo preparation to ceremonies and chanting, with an opportunity to ask questions regarding other matters […]

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IZAUK sesshin with Maddie E Shin Parisio | 7-10 February 2020

7 February, 2020 – 10 February, 2020
Sheringham Sesshin Poster

This will be a 2.5 day sesshin at Sheringham YHA in Norfolk led by Zen Nun, Maddie E Shin Parisio Maddie E Shin Parisio started to practice in 1996 and received bodhisattva ordination from Jean Baby in 1998. She lived as a permanent resident at La Gendronnière for one year from 2006 to 2007. Having […]

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Bristol Zen Practice Weekend: 14-15 Dec 2019

14 December, 2019 – 15 December, 2019 08:00 Saturday - 12:30 Sunday
BZD Zen Weekend 14-15 Dec 2019

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 […]

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A Day of Zazen: Encounter with a Zen Nun – Shipley

23 November, 2019 08:30 - 17:30
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A day of zazen for beginners and experienced practitioners Part of a weekend of events led by Yashō Valérie Guéneau, Senior Nun, Kanshoji Monastery, France Yasho Valérie Guéneau is a Senior Nun from Kanshoji Monastery in France. A Zen nun for thirty years, she is a disciple of Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, Abbot of Kanshoji. This […]

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Meeting with a Zen Nun with Workshops on Zen Ceremony – Shipley

22 November, 2019 08:30 - 19:40

Part of a weekend of events led by Yashō Valérie Guéneau, Senior Nun, Kanshoji Monastery, France For experienced practitioners Yasho Valérie Guéneau is a Senior Nun from Kanshoji Monastery in France. A Zen nun for thirty years, she is a disciple of Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, Abbot of Kanshoji The day will include zazen, ceremony, shosan, […]

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Discovery Evening: An Introduction to Zen – Shipley

21 November, 2019 19:30 - 21.45

How to live the Buddha Way in Daily Life Encounter with a Zen Nun Part of a weekend of events led by Yashô Valerie Guneau, Senior Nun, Kanshoji Monastery, France Discovery Evening – An Introduction to Zen for beginners The evening will begin with refreshments and introductions. This will be followed by a formal talk […]

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IZAUK Sesshin at Burwell House with Zen Teacher Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure

24 October, 2019 – 27 October, 2019 16:00 Thursday - 14:30 Sunday

This will be a 2.5 day Zen Retreat (Sesshin) at Burwell House (Near Newmarket and Cambridge) 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 monk […]

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An introduction to Zen Practice with Zen Nun Yasho Valerie Gueneau

8 October, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This will be an evening devoted to an introduction to Zen Practice.  Led by Senior Nun Yasho Valerie Gueneau, from Kanshoji Temple in France Tuesday, 8 October 2019 7:00—9:30 PM Fee: £15 / £10 Concession The evening will begin with a welcome tea and an informal talk on Zen and Zen practice. This will be […]

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Kesa/Rakusu Sewing Session with Calligraphy – new location Ashbourne, Derbyshire

3 October, 2019 – 6 October, 2019 18:00 Thursday - 15:30 Sunday

IZAUK Kesa/Rakusu Sewing Session This will be a Zen Practice sesshin devoted to the sewing and repairing of kesas and rakusus. The sesshin will be led by Yashô Valérie Guéneau, a Zen nun for more than twenty years.  She is a disciple of Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, abbot of the Zen Buddhist Monastery, Kanshoji, in France. […]

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IZAUK Sesshin at Crosby Hall

26 May, 2019 – 1 June, 2019 Before 19:00 Sunday - 14:00 Saturday

This will be a week-long sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Senior Zen Teachers. This year’s Crosby sesshin will be directed by teachers from within the UK sangha. It will include a structured program of dharma talks, discussions and practical training, followed by a sesshin with extended periods of silence. Yusho Sasaki, director of […]

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