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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

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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Mountain Walking Retreat

29 August @ 6:00 pm - 1 September @ 2:00 pm
Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe Independent Hostel
Glencoe, Scotland PH49 4HX United Kingdom
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Mountain Walking Retreat

A 3-day retreat devoted to walking in the mountains of the Scottish Highlands together as a group, led by qualified Mountain Leader Penny Clay together with Daizan Roshi. Open to all experience levels, although a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.

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October 2019

Mindfulness for Grounding and Insight – 8-week online course

7 October @ 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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Sitting Buddha – Teachings of Reverend Master Daishin – Events in London and Brighton

20 October @ 10:00 am
Patcham Memorial Hall, 3 Old London Road
Brighton, BN1 8XR United Kingdom
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Zazen is the most fundamental level of awareness within the mind. It is a pure knowing that in itself is bright and complete. It is the primordial mind that everyone has and is our true nature. Rev. Master Daishin Morgan; "Sitting Buddha" Join us for our 'Sitting Buddha' practice day - two events exploring the teachings and practice of Rev. Master Daishin Morgan. Daizan Roshi's first Zen teacher, from whom he learned so much, Reverend Master Daishin has recently retired from…

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Practical Zen – A Journey

29 October @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashford Library, Ashford Gateway Plus Church Road
Ashford, UK TN23 1AS United Kingdom
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Daizan Roshi at Zenways

Julian Daizan Skinner grew up in Ashford. He became the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition. His study involved almost twenty years living in monasteries, practicing meditation and cultivating awareness in all the activities of life. He returned from Japan in 2007 and since then has been teaching in The UK and Europe. Daizan has published five books. In this talk Daizan will be sharing stories from his spiritual and…

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November 2019

Zen Ways of Compassion Sesshin (5-day retreat)

1 November @ 6:30 pm - 6 November @ 1:30 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH United Kingdom
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Sesshin 2017

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

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