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Practical Zen – day retreat in association with Alternatives

2 March @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition fee: £70

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Time is tight; life is short. How long do you want to remain in the dream? Zen master Daizan Skinner Roshi will share the secrets of what it takes to rapidly and sustainably awaken within the conditions of modern life.

Based on over a thousand years of practical wisdom and Daizan’s many years of helping hundreds of westerners to awaken and transform their lives, you will plunge into the specific Zen techniques and practices that make the difference.

You will also explore the link between awakening and embodiment, by working physically, energetically and expressively. Daizan will draw from his forthcoming book Rough Waking, and also his previous books In Heaven’s River and Practical Zen laying out the crucial work of establishing your way to live out the truth of who you really are and what you have discovered.

Daizan Skinner is the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Roshi or Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition of Zen. Over twenty years ago, he gave up a promising career as a scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, sold his house, gave all the money away and entered a Zen monastery.

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


Daizan Skinner (zen)


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The Study Society
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Rd
London, W14 9DA United Kingdom
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