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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

June 2019

5th Annual Zenways Gathering

21 June @ 6:00 pm - 23 June @ 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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Zenways BAM event 2019

29 June @ 8:00 pm - 30 June @ 7:00 am

All-night sitting on the streets of London - raising money for homelessness.

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August 2019

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

5 August - 16 August
Ikoma Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map
$2895
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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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat in France

22 August @ 6:00 pm - 25 August @ 2:30 pm
Retreat to the Farm, La Guimarderie
Lémeré, Indre-et-Loire 37120 France
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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). Cette retraite se déroulera en français dans un lieu de retraite qui se situe dans la Vallée de la Loire

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Mountain Walking Retreat

29 August @ 6:00 pm - 1 September @ 2:00 pm
Glencoe Independent Hostel, Glencoe Independent Hostel
Glencoe, Scotland PH49 4HX United Kingdom
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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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September 2019

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

26 September @ 6:00 pm - 29 September @ 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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November 2019

Zen Ways of Compassion Sesshin (5-day retreat)

1 November @ 6:30 pm - 6 November @ 1:30 pm
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RH 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 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
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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 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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