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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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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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**CANCELLED** – May Sesshin with Mokuho Guy Mercier

25 May, 2020 – 31 May, 2020

** Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Crisis – this sesshin has now been cancelled ** This will be a week-long sesshin at White Hall, near Buxton with Senior Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with Master Taisen Deshimaru in 1973, becoming his disciple in March of 1976 after receiving ordination […]

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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.   The schedule is: First session – led by Peter Moorhouse, North Wales Dojo 06h30 – 08h00 : Zazen / kinhin […]

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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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