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Daizan Skinner (zen)

Julian Daizan Skinner Roshi, our teacher in the UK.

Julian Daizan Skinner is the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Roshi or Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition of Zen. Over twenty years ago, he gave up a promising career as a scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, sold his house, gave all the money away and entered a Zen monastery.

Over many years of strict training, in Japan and the west, Daizan Roshi recieved Dharma Transmission and permission to teach in both the Rinzai and Soto lineages of Zen. He has also undergone training as an enlightenment intensive master with Lawrence Noyes, leading student of the creator of enlightenment intensives, Charles Berner. Daizan Roshi recieved inka from Shinzan Miyamae Roshi of Gyokuryuji, with whom he continues to study

November 2020

Zen Sesshin (5-day Yoga CPD course)

1 November @ 6:00 pm - 6 November @ 2:00 pm
Whaley Hall, Reservoir Rd
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7BL United Kingdom
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This 5-day sesshin (Zen retreat) and yoga CPD course will be led by Zen master Daizan Skinner.

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Zen Sesshin (5-day Yoga CPD course)

6 November @ 6:00 pm - 11 November @ 6:00 pm
Whaley Hall, Reservoir Rd
Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7BL United Kingdom
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This 5-day sesshin (Zen retreat) and yoga CPD course will be led by Zen master Daizan Skinner.

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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat (Online)

12 November @ 5:00 pm - 15 November @ 2:00 pm
online United Kingdom

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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December 2020

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat (Online)

5 December @ 6:00 pm - 8 December @ 2:00 pm
online United Kingdom

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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Rohatsu all-night meditation

7 December @ 9:00 pm - 8 December @ 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 2021

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

11th February 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 14th February 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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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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June 2021

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

14th June 2021 - 24th June 2021
Ikoma Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map
$2795
Gyokuryuji temple Japan

Zenways trip to Japan: 14-24th June 2021. Including 5-day Zen sesshin retreat with Daizan Roshi and Shinkai Roshi, cultural activities and sight-seeing.

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August 2021

6th Annual Zenways Gathering

13th August 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 15th August 2021 @ 3:00 pm
Earth Spirit, Compton Dundon Somerset TA11 6PE United Kingdom + Google Map
£45

An opportunity for the Zenways sangha (community), including teachers and Zen students, to come together and discuss how we move forward with our teaching and practice, pool resources, network, and simply touch base with each other.

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September 2021

Mountain Walking Retreat

11th September 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 14th September 2021 @ 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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December 2021

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2021 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2021 @ 7:00 am
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An event every year that begins at 9:00 pm on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

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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