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Zenways (Zendo Kyodan) promotes and encourages activities and practices that enhance human wellbeing, balance and awakening (satori or kensho - the enlightenment of Zen) in the modern world.

-- Special Event --
The Zen Character exhibition 3-5 July 2015
Exhibition of Japanese calligraphy and artworks by Zen master Shinzan Miyamae 1-5th July 2015 (now finished).
To view the list of artworks exhibited (which are also for sale) click the banner.
To buy the exhibition book, visit the Zenways shop
(link at the top of this page).


Zenways offers:

Zen Meditation Practice

Zen Yoga Classes

Yoga Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training


People come to Zen from many directions and from many spiritual and philosophical backgrounds. Zen doesn’t demand your faith or belief, doesn’t want to control you in any way. A true Zen teacher is simply a guide to a realm of human experience that is sublime. A Zen teacher has been there and, if well trained, has many ways to help you go there too.

We grow to adulthood and oftentimes stop, only vaguely realising that there is so much more a human being can become.  When you begin to pay attention to your life, you begin again to grow, you become able to truly be of benefit to others and to live an authentic life.

Practice in Zenways works with your body, mind and energy to create greater wellbeing, vitality and awareness, and a deep sense of your connection with all things and your true relationship with the universe.

 


News/annoucements:

Psychologies magazine


"Who do you think you are?" Article on our 3-day Intensive Zen retreats, as featured in Psychologies magazine (June 2015). View the article

TheZenCharacter logo

Upcoming exhibtion of Japanese Zen calligraphy
The Zen Character
www.thezencharacter.uk

This will be an exhibition of Shinzan Roshi's artwork and calligraphy 3-5th July 2015 at Yugagyo Dojo, timed to coincide with his 80th birthday.

Free guided "counting the breath" meditation in the world's main languages on our iTunes podcast channel

 

About Daizan Roshi

Over many years of strict training, in Japan and the West, Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi received Dharma Transmission and permission to teach in both the Rinzai and Soto lineages of Zen.

His Zen study incorporated yoga practice, and he and he now teaches a unique style of Zen yoga practice that combines physical challenge with mental and spiritual development.

Click here to find out more.

Donations

Your donations will help our work. We wish to establish a rural residential retreat centre in the UK. All of these and many other projects are ongoing. You can help us.

The Buddha taught us that, "generosity leads to long life, good appearance, happiness and strength." (Anguttara IV. 57). "A vast shower of merit will pour down on a giver."

Samyutta Nikaya I.101

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NEXT EVENTS

Yoga CPD Day
5th September 2015

Zen and the Cloud of Unknowing
7th - 11th September 2015

Advanced Meditation and Mindfulness Training
3rd - 10th Oct 2015

more events....

ZENWAYS IN THE PRESS

"If you do only one thing this month... get Zen." Article on our 3-day Intensive Zen retreats, as featured in the Natural Health magazine (March 2015). View the article


"Discover your true self" Article on our 3-day Intensive Zen retreats, as featured in Top Sante magazine (May 2015). View the article


"Who do you think you are?" Article on our 3-day Intensive Zen retreats, as featured in Psychologies magazine (June 2015). View the article

TODAY'S WORDS

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
The Buddha