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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

October 2021

Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

31 October @ 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 Sean Rinryu Collins' 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, Rinryu will formally be at the start of his career as a Zen teacher.

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November 2021

Write Practice Day

4 November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous
Margate, CT9 1HG United Kingdom
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£25
Zen writing retreat

For those interested in writing and Zen. On this day-retreat we’ll be meditating, reading and writing together – exploring writing as a Zen way. With author, creative writing teacher and Zen practitioner Dr. Livi Michael.

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Sesshin (5-day retreat) – Mirror Zen

14 November @ 6:30 pm - 19 November @ 1:30 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF 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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Sesshin (5-day retreat) – Mirror Zen

21 November @ 6:30 pm - 26 November @ 1:30 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF 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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December 2021

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

2 December @ 6:00 pm - 5 December @ 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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Rohatsu all-night meditation

7 December @ 9:30 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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January 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

27th January 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 30th January 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF 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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February 2022

Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training module 1-1 (non-residential)

5th February 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6th February 2022 @ 6:00 pm
£1560
Zenways meditation and mindfulness teacher training

The Zenways mindfulness and meditation teacher training is unique. It is rooted in the Rinzai Zen tradition. This has a long and distinguished history of teaching meditation for boosting physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as for grounding, insight, and self-understanding.

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March 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

24th March 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 27th March 2022 @ 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

27th May 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 30th May 2022 @ 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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July 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

21st July 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 24th July 2022 @ 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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August 2022

Annual Zenways Family Gathering

5th August 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7th August 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ 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 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat in Oregon, USA

29th September 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 2nd October 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Big Bear Retreat Center, BIG BEAR CAMP RETREAT CENTER, NELSON MTN. RD.
Walton, OR 89480 United States
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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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October 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

27th October 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 30th October 2022 @ 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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December 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

1st December 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 4th December 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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**Reatreat postponed because of Corona Virus**
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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Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2022 @ 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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