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Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

29 January @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Hossen ceremony

You are invited to April Gensei Mannino’s inaugural teaching (teisho; dharma talk) as a Junior Zen Teacher, and to engage with her in dharma combat (hossen, meaning to answer questions from the sangha). After this, Gensei will formally be at the start of her career as a Zen teacher.

This will be on 29th January from 6-7:30pm – in-person at Yugagyo Dojo in Camberwell and online via Zoom. All attendees (in-person and online) will have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony by asking Gensei a question about his talk.

The ceremony will be followed by tea.

(For more information about the Zenways Zen teacher training programme see here).

April Gensei Mannino

Gareth Enku Lovell at his Hossen Ceremony in February 2019

Hossen ceremony

Mark Kuren holding up the shippei at his Hossen ceremony 2016


29 January
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Daizan Skinner (zen)


ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo)
24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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