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March 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

24 March @ 6:00 pm - 27 March @ 2:00 pm

Our 3-day 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). 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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May 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

27 May @ 6:00 pm - 30 May @ 2:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ United Kingdom + Google Map

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). 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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June 2022

Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

12 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Hossen ceremony

You are invited to Riccardo Shunzan Bonaiti'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, Shunzan will formally be at the start of his career as a Zen teacher.

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Zen and the Ways – Fifteen years of development

19 June @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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To celebrate Zenways' fifteenth anniversary we’re taking a day to celebrate the inspiring and creative ways that Zenways people are discovering and manifesting their way - their life-path informed by their practice. The day will include a series of invited presentations around the theme: ‘In what way do you embody Zen in your own life?’ and an exhibition of creative works on the same topic by the community.

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A journey of the heart – Zenways 15th anniversary celebration on the Isle of Wight

21 June @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Woodland Retreat, The Woodland Retreat
Fishbourne, Isle of Wight United Kingdom
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£15

On this Summer Solstice 15th anniversary day of Zenways, Daizan will be on the Isle of Wight to share his story of his journey from the Zen temples in Japan to starting his journey and creating Zenways here in the UK. The day will start with dawn meditation at St Catherine's Lighthouse in Niton, then will continue with a day of Zen in Fishbourne.

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August 2022

Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight – 8-week online course

1 August @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
£75
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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Zenways Family Gathering

5 August @ 6:00 pm - 7 August @ 3:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ United Kingdom + Google Map
£45
Family Gathering 2022

An opportunity for the Zenways sangha, including teachers and Zen students, and their families, to come together and explore teaching and practice, pool resources, network, have fun and make new friends.

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October 2022

Navigating the Wasteland – A writers workshop with Livi Michael and Daizan Skinner

16 October @ 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel, 1-8 Russell Square
London, London WC1B 5BE United Kingdom
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£25

An afternoon of inspiration and exploration of TS Eliot's epic poem "The Wasteland" with Dr Livi Michael and Daizan Skinner.

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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

27 October @ 6:00 pm - 30 October @ 2:00 pm

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). 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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November 2022

Sesshin (15-day retreat for Zenways 15th anniversary)

12 November @ 6:30 pm - 27 November @ 1:30 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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sesshin Nov 18

This 5-day sesshin (Zen retreat) will be led by Zen master Daizan Skinner.

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