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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

August 2020

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

6 August @ 6:00 pm - 9 August @ 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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September 2020

Mountain Walking Retreat

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

**Retreat postponed because of Corona Virus**

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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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat in Oregon, USA

24 September @ 6:00 pm - 27 September @ 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 2020

Practical Zen – in association with Alternatives Events

4 October @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill London W8 4RT, Unitarian Church, 112 Palace gardens Terrace, Notting Hill
London, W8 4RT United Kingdom
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£70 – £85

Time is tight; life is short. How long do you want to remain in the dream? Zen master Daizan Skinner Roshi will share the secrets of what it takes to rapidly and sustainably awaken within the conditions 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, you will plunge into the specific Zen techniques and practices that make the difference. You will…

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November 2020

Zen Sesshin (5-day retreat)

1 November @ 6:00 pm - 6 November @ 2:00 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH United Kingdom
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This 5-day sesshin (Zen retreat) will be led by Zen master Daizan Skinner.

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December 2020

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7 December @ 9:00 pm - 8 December @ 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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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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