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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

December 2019

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

5 December @ 6:00 pm - 8 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 @ 9:00 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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Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

15 December @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 24a Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Hossen ceremony

You are invited to Penny Seizan Clay's inaugural teaching (teisho; dharma talk) as a Junior Zen teacher, and to engage with her in dharma combat (hossen, meaning to answer questions from the sangha). After this, Penny will formally be at the start of her career as a Zen teacher.

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February 2020

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

13th February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 16th February 2020 @ 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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May 2020

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

22nd May 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 25th May 2020 @ 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 2020

6th Annual Zenways Gathering

12th June 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 14th June 2020 @ 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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July 2020

Découverte de la Retraite Zen en France

4th July 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7th July 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Retreat to the Farm, La Guimarderie
Lémeré, Indre-et-Loire 37120 France
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Ces retraites sont spécialement conçues pour que vous découvriez votre vraie nature - pour savoir qui vous êtes vraiment (illumination ou kensho en Japonais). Cette retraite se déroulera en français dans un lieu de retraite qui se situe dans la Vallée de la Loire.

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August 2020

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

6th August 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9th August 2020 @ 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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November 2020

Zen Sesshin (5-day retreat)

1st November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 6th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH United Kingdom
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Zenways sesshin 2015

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

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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

12th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 15th November 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Lendrick Lodge, Brig O'turk
Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland FK17 8HR United Kingdom
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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). 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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3 day Intensive Zen retreat in Oregon, USA

24th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 27th November 2020 @ 12:00 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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December 2020

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2020 @ 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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