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December 2018

1-day Zen retreat: Converging Streams – Soto and Rinzai Practice Together

1st December 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road
Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG United Kingdom
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Zen retreat day with Daizan Skinner Roshi focussing on the convergence of Rinzai and Soto Zen practice. We will explore the teachings of Zen master Keizan and the wonderful practice manual he wrote called Zazen Yojinki.

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February 2019

3 day Intensive Zen retreat

8 February @ 6:00 pm - 11 February @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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Our 3-day intensive Zen retreats are designed specifically to create the ideal conditions for you to find your true nature – to find out who you really are (kensho in Japanese). The format is based on the "group sanzen" format developed by Shinzan Roshi, together with the dyad work of American teacher, Charles Berner, creating a uniquely powerful combination.

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Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

24 February @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Hossen ceremony

You are invited to Gareth Enku Lovell's inaugural teaching (teisho; dharma talk) as a Junior Zen teacher, and to engage with him in dharma combat (hossen, meaning to answer questions from the sangha). After this, Gareth will formally be at the start of his career as a Zen teacher.

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May 2019

Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight – 8-week online course

31 May @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
kensho jobutsu

On this 8-week online course we will look at a number of Zen meditation techniques and practices designed to explore what it means to develop a sense of physical and energetic grounding, and to have an understanding of yourself and the nature of reality.

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June 2019

Upon Awakening

29 June @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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£20 – £30
Matt Daigu Farren

Upon Awakening: A look at Recovery, the 12 Steps and the importance of Awakening and alignment from a Zen perspective. Carl Jung’s idea was that people with addiction issues need to have a spiritual awakening as a foundation and reference point. The 12 Steps were formed as a way of engendering this awakening and living from this true place. We’ll look at how they dovetail with Zen and into a specific and efficient method of awakening which is available to…

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Zenways BAM event 2019

29 June @ 8:00 pm - 30 June @ 7:00 am

All-night sitting on the streets of London - raising money for homelessness.

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July 2019

Rough Waking Book Launch!

4 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street
London, WC2H 9BX United Kingdom
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You're invited!  To the launch of our new book, Rough Waking With readings by Julian Daizan Skinner Thursday July 4th, 7 - 8:30pm, at The Poetry Society,  Covent Garden  "Whether you’re behind visible or invisible bars, whether your addiction is to alcohol, sex or to the self — right where you are is the path. In each word in this book there is a quickening. In each page Kwan Yin beckons you. Plunge into not-knowing and find compassion. I wish…

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Practical Zen – in association with Alternatives Events

15 July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, St. James's
London, W1J 9LL United Kingdom
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£15 – £20

Time is tight; life is short. How long do you want to remain in the dream? Zen master Daizan Skinner  will share insights concerning how we can rapidly and sustainably awaken within the constrictions and insecurities 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, we will explore specific Zen techniques and practices that can form a survival kit underpinning any spiritual path.

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August 2019

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

5 August - 16 August
Ikoma Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map
Gyokuryuji temple Japan

Zenways trip to Japan: 5-15th August 2019. Including 5-day Zen sesshin retreat, climb of Mt Fuji, Bon-Odori festivals and sight-seeing.

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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat in France

22 August @ 6:00 pm - 25 August @ 2:30 pm
Retreat to the Farm, La Guimarderie
Lémeré, Indre-et-Loire 37120 France
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Our Breakthrough to Zen retreats are designed specifically to create the ideal conditions for you to find your true nature – to find out who you really are (kensho in Japanese). Cette retraite se déroulera en français dans un lieu de retraite qui se situe dans la Vallée de la Loire

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