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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

February 2021

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

6 February @ 9:00 am - 16 May @ 6:00 pm
online United Kingdom
£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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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat (Online)

11 February @ 6:00 pm - 14 February @ 2:00 pm
online United Kingdom + Google Map

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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March 2021

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat (Online)

19 March @ 6:00 pm - 22 March @ 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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June 2021

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

14 June - 25 June
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

13 August @ 6:00 pm - 15 August @ 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

11 September @ 6:00 pm - 14 September @ 2:00 pm
Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe Independent Hostel
Glencoe, Scotland PH49 4HX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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

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
+ Google Map
£15 – £25

All-night meditation in memory of the Buddha's enlightenment.

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December 2022

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2022 @ 7:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
£15 – £25

All-night meditation in memory of the Buddha's enlightenment.

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