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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

January 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

27 January @ 5:00 pm - 30 January @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF 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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February 2022

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

5 February @ 9:00 am - 6 February @ 6:00 pm
£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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March 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

24 March @ 6:00 pm - 27 March @ 2:00 pm

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 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

27 May @ 6:00 pm - 30 May @ 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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July 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

21 July @ 6:00 pm - 24 July @ 2:00 pm

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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August 2022

Annual Zenways Family Gathering

5 August @ 6:00 pm - 7 August @ 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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September 2022

Mountain Walking Retreat

16 September @ 6:00 pm - 19 September @ 2:00 pm
Glen Feshie Hostel, Glenfeshie Hostel
Kincraig, Inverness-shire PH21 1NH 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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Breakthrough to Zen Retreat in Oregon, USA

29 September @ 6:00 pm - 2 October @ 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 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat – Online

27 October @ 6:00 pm - 30 October @ 2:00 pm

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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December 2022

Breakthrough to Zen Retreat

1 December @ 6:00 pm - 4 December @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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**Reatreat postponed because of Corona Virus**
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 2023

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2023 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2023 @ 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
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£15 – £25

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

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