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Zenways 10th anniversary celebrations

21st June 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 24th June 2017 @ 10:00 pm

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This summer we’ll be celebrating our 10th anniversary!

We’ll be holding festivities around midsummer (21st June) to mark the date that Daizan came back from Japan and started teaching. The 21st June was the day he set off on his pilgrimage walk up through the country.

Wednesday 21st June

From 6:30pm:
Informal party at the dojo. All welcome – no need to book. Please bring something to share (food, drink, a song, warm-hearted conversation). There’ll be music and entertainment.

We will also be launching Daizan’s new book: Practical Zen – Meditation and Beyond.

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June

Exhibition of artworks by members of the Zenways sangha at the dojo in Camberwell, organised and curated by Hogets Baerndal.

Saturday 24th June

From 10am:
Commemorative walk through the city connecting all the places that have hosted the Zenways sangha over the years. We will begin at Oakley Road in Islington (Daizan’s old flat) at 10am and walk to Earls Court (where we met for Zen practice for the first 5 years), passing the Chinese Community Centre near Russell Square (where we met for a year or two before Camberwell). Then we will walk to the dojo in Camberwell, passing the Battersea Park Peace Pagoda (where Daizan performed the sangha’s first Jukai ceremony).

If you’d like to join us but don’t want to walk the whole distance (~13 miles), then please join us either at Earls Court or at the Battersea Peace Pagoda. Phone Mark on 07974 919732 to see where we are.

Walk timing schedule:
10:00 meet in front of 74 Oakley Road, N1 3LL
10:15 Oakley Road -> Chinese Community Centre, Tavistock Place (~50mins)
11:15 Tea stop
12:00 Chinese Community Centre – Earls Court (~1h30)
13:30 Tea stop
14:15 Earls Court – Battersea Park Peace Pagoda (~35mins)
14:50 Tea stop (we’ll be near the peace pagoda or at the park cafe. Call us to find out where we are.)
15:30 Peace Pagoda – Yugagyo Dojo, Camberwell (~1h20)
17:00 arrive at the dojo Camberwell

From 6:30pm:
Concert by Judith Charron and Benjamin Kahn at the dojo in Camberwell. All welcome – no need to book. Judith and Benjamin have just released their album of songs inspired by Japanese monk Enku “In Heaven’s River“. There will also be a chance to enjoy the ongoing art exhibition.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7pm start.

Sunday 25th June

8am-6pm: Zen day retreat: Time and Being
at Yugagyo Dojo, Camberwell
For more info and to book, visit the event page 1-day-retreat-time-and-being
Note: Our normal 4:30pm Zen class will not be on as the retreat will continue through to 6pm.


21st June 2017 @ 6:30 pm
24th June 2017 @ 10:00 pm

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