1-day retreats

Jikijitsu

Our day retreats and practice days are often based around the teachings of famous past Zen masters, or focussed on specific topics within Zen.

practice days

We run practice days at our dojo in London and elsewhere around the country. Past retreat days have been based around:


  • Mirror Zen – a women’s practice from Medieval Japan
  • Who are you really? – the practice of working with a koan
  • Empowering your practice – Zen practice and vitality
  • The teachings of Nantembo Roshi
  • Compassion within Zen

The day will typically include a talk, meditation, a work period, a bring-and-share lunch, and a chance for sanzen with Daizan.

upcoming retreats

Sat 02

Practical Zen – day retreat in association with Alternatives

2 March @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: £85
The Study Society United Kingdom Tutor/Teacher: Daizan Skinner (zen)


We also celebrate the enlightenment of the Buddha on 8th December with a night of meditation practice called a Rohatsu retreat.
Rohatsu retreat info