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May 2018

Day retreat: Zen techniques for Health, Vitality and Grounding

5th May 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Yoga Room, 5 Forth Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3JX United Kingdom
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£25 – £30
Daizan Roshi at Zenways

Join Daizan for this very special day, you will learn advanced meditation techniques for maintaining health, building vitality and remaining grounded.

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Half-Day Retreat with Daizan Roshi: Master Hakuin’s Song of Zazen

28th May 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ United Kingdom + Google Map
Zen master Hakuin

As part of our celebration of Master Hakuin's legacy, Zenways have created a new translation of Hakuin's Song of Zazen. This short text of just a few hundred words captures the essence of Rinzai Zen teachings. Daizan Roshi will share the translation, and give a commentary and teachings.

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October 2018

CPD workshop: The Philosophical Foundations of Zen Practice with Daizan Roshi

13th October 2018 @ 11:15 am - 6:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Ku - emptiness, by Shinzan Roshi

In this workshop, Daizan will cover the basics of the key Yogacara (cittamatra), Madhyamaka and Kegon philosophies that underpin Zen practice.

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November 2018

Autumn Zen Jinshin Energy Healing Workshop

10th November 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Zen Jinshin is an energy practice that releases tension and blockages in the energy meridians of the body and harmonizes their flow. In this workshop focussing on the Autumn energy systems, you will get a solid foundation in Zen Jinshin from master practitioner Matt Shinkai Kane Roshi, have a chance to practice with a partner and on yourself, and get direction for continuing this at home.

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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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Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2018 @ 7:00 am
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

All-night meditation in memory of the Buddha's enlightenment.

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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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Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight – 8-week online course

18 February @ 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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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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March 2019

Practical Zen – day retreat in association with Alternatives

2 March @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Study Society, Colet House, 151 Talgarth Rd
London, W14 9DA United Kingdom
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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…

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