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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 2018

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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January 2019

Inaugural teaching and Hossen-shiki (dharma combat) ceremony

20th January 2019 @ 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 Luke Daiki Farren's inaugural teaching (teisho; dharma talk) as a Junior Zen teacher, and to engage with him in dharma combat (hossen, meaning to answer questions from the sangha). After this, Luke will formally be at the start of his career as a Zen teacher.

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February 2019

3 day Intensive Zen retreat

8th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11th February 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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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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May 2019

3 day Intensive Zen retreat

25th May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 28th May 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ United Kingdom + Google Map

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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June 2019

5th Annual Zenways Gathering

21st June 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 23rd June 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Gaunts House, Wimbourne Dorset BH21 4JQ United Kingdom + Google Map
£45
Gathering 2017

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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August 2019

Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

5th August 2019 - 15th August 2019
Ikoma Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map
$2645
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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3 Day Zen Intensive Retreat in France

22nd August 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 25th August 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Retreat to the Farm, La Guimarderie
Lémeré, Indre-et-Loire 37120 France
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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). This retreat will be held in the beautiful Loire Valley, France and will be run in French.

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September 2019

3 day Intensive Zen retreat

26th September 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 29th September 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Lendrick Lodge, Brig O'turk
Callander, Stirlingshire, Scotland FK17 8HR United Kingdom
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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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November 2019

Zen Sesshin (5-day retreat)

1st November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 6th November 2019 @ 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

Rohatsu all-night meditation

7th December 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 8th December 2019 @ 7:00 am
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Yearly on the same date
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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3 day Intensive Zen retreat

13th December 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 16th December 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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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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