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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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London Zen Practice Weekend with Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier

13 April, 2019 – 14 April, 2019 8:30 am Saturday - 2:30 pm Sunday

This will be a weekend (1.5 days) of Zazen Practice with Zen Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier Saturday 8:30am – 6:30pm The Aubert Court Community Centre, Avenell road, London N5 1BL Located at the back of a council estate off Avenell Road, 5 minutes walk from the Arsenal Tube Station (Piccadilly line). Several local bus routes […]

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Oxford Zen Day

23 March, 2019 08:00 - 16:00
Oxford Zen Day

Zen Day in Oxford with Zen Monk Seiho Chris Preist Saturday 23rd March from 08:00-16:00 at Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire Details A day with Senior Zen Monk Seiho Chris Preist from the Bristol Zen Dojo. Chris will lead meditation and ceremony and will offer teaching. Beginners welcome. Places limited to about ten […]

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IZAUK Sesshin at Sheringham with Senior Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier

1 March, 2019 – 4 March, 2019 Before 19:30 Friday - 15:00 Monday

This will be a 2.5 day  sesshin at Sheringham YHA, in Norfolk with Senior Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier. Arrival:  Friday, 01 Mar 2019 – arrive late afternoon, but by 7.30pm for meal Departure: Monday 04 Mar 2019 – leave afternoon around 3pm after samu About the Teacher: Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with […]

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Half day of Zen Practice in Brighton with Zen Monk Seiho Chris Preist

17 February, 2019 Arrive 8:50 latest for 9:00 start - 1:30 end
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This is a half day of Zen practice in Brighton, led by Zen Monk, Seiho Chris Preist. This event will include a talk and an informal Q&A session.  And of course, a break for coffee and cake. Seiho Chris Preist is a senior monk from the British Sangha. He began practice with Nanshin Nancy Amphoux […]

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Zen Weekend in Southeast London with Zen Monk Tenrin Bertrand Cailleretz

9 February, 2019 – 10 February, 2019 13:30 Saturday - 16:00 Sunday

The Brockley dojo in Southeast London will be hosting this event with Tenrin Bertrand Cailleretz, Zen monk, from Kanshoji Temple in France. This will be a Zen day on the 10th of February, with an introduction to our practice on the afternoon of the 9th. ***NOTE LOCATION!!! *** the Location for these events is :  […]

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Rohatsu: Wells-next-the-Sea

7 December, 2018 – 8 December, 2018 17:00

Rohatsu: Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment Schedule 17:00 – 18:15 Arrival 18:15 – 19:30 Zazen 19:30 – 20:30 Light Meal 20:30 – 21:15 Samu 21:15 – 22:15 Zazen 22:15 – 23:00 Break 23:00 – 00:15 Zazen 00:15 – 06:30 Rest Period 07:00 – 08:15 Zazen 08:30 – 09:30 Gen Mai 09:30 – 10:15 Samu & Break […]

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Zen Practice Weekend in Bristol with Zen Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier

24 November, 2018 – 25 November, 2018

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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