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Sesshin (15-day retreat for Zenways 15th anniversary)
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Zenways in 2022, we’re holding a 15-day Zen sesshin!
This sesshin will be led by Daizan Skinner Roshi, based around the group sanzen practice used in our Breakthrough To Zen Retreats (in a similar way to the 7-day retreat we ran in 2018). To mark our 15th anniversary, Daizan will be theming each day of the retreat around each year of our last 15 years.
A longer retreat like this sets up the potential for major shifts or re-orientations in terms of dealing with our past suffering. It also provides ample time to settle and stabilise into our awakened awareness, such that it can become something no longer ‘special’ or new but just a normal, integrated part of you. Your practice can shift from being one of searching, to one of simply expressing your own Buddha-nature.
If you wish to join us in celebrating our 15th anniversary but don’t feel like this retreat is for you, then we invite you to attend our Family Gathering in August.
Booking options and retreat periods
It will be possible to attend the first 7 days of the retreat (12-19th Nov), or the second 7 days (19-27th Nov), or the whole 15 days. Please specify when booking.
Who can attend
Because of the powerful methods explored in this sesshin, it is not suitable for complete beginners to Zen practice. We advise that you complete at least one three-day Breakthrough to Zen Retreat or equivalent.
To find out more about our Sesshins, click here.
We do not charge a fixed amount for these retreats, and instead would suggest a donation of between £400-500 (or £250-350 for Zenways members) per week of the retreat. In case of hardship in making a financial donation please contact us. No one is turned away through lack of means.
Please use the form below to send us any questions you might have or enquire about booking this event