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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 2018

Zen Sesshin (7-day retreat) – 50th anniversary of Charles Berner’s Enlightenment Intensive

2 November @ 6:30 pm - 9 November @ 1:30 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH United Kingdom
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Sesshin 2017

This 7-day sesshin (Zen retreat) will be led by Zen master Daizan Skinner to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Charles Berner's Enlightenment Intensive programme.

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4th Annual Zenways Gathering

9 November @ 6:00 pm - 11 November @ 3:00 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH United Kingdom
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£45
Gathering 2017

An opportunity for those who've trained as teachers with Zenways to come together and discuss how we move forward with our teaching and practice, pool resources, network, and simply touch base with our fellow teachers.

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December 2018

1-day Zen retreat: Converging Streams – Soto and Rinzai Practice Together

1 December @ 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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3 day Intensive Zen retreat

6 December @ 6:00 pm - 9 December @ 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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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 2019

3 day Intensive Zen retreat

8th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11th February 2019 @ 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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August 2019

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

5th August 2019 - 15th August 2019
Ikoma Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map
$2645
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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December 2019

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2019 @ 7:00 am
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Yearly on the same date
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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