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Mark Westmoquette (mindfulness)

Mark Westmoquette

Mark has been practising mindfulness and Zen under the guidance of Zen master Daizan Skinner since 2007. He teaches mindfulness and meditation in the form of 8-week courses, drop-in classes, both privately and in corporate environments, and on various workshops and retreats. One of Mark’s favourite environments for teaching mindfulness has been in the weekly drop-in classes he co-runs in London, where the practices are often very creative and playful.

Until 2013 Mark was a scientist doing research in astronomy. After almost 10 years in an office-job, he knows very well the aches, pains, and physical and emotional stresses that can develop within a pressured work environment, and appreciates how mindfulness can be a great help.

Daizan has this to say of Mark:
Mark has studied with me since the very first week I began publicly teaching Zen in London. Over that time I have observed an incredible transformation in his work priorities, his relationships, even his domicile! A peak within this transformation was when on retreat in Japan with our teacher Shinzan Roshi, he experienced kensho, the Zen term for the liberating insight into the truth of things. Mark has considerable international experience of teaching, both academic and practical. He has been working closely with me over the last few years and I trust his clarity, responsibility and practicality.


Feedback about Mark from previous courses:

The tuition was excellent. Mark was a great teacher. I really appreciated his calm approach, his knowledge, wisdom and style of teaching.
Sophie Barraclough

Inspired. Far better than it would be reasonable to wish for.
Chris Thomas

Mark was an excellent teacher. Good humoured, pleasant, informative and understanding.
Peter Williams

Mark was a very authentic role model and kept the group engaged.
Damien Wonfor

Upcoming Events

May 2017

Zen, Science and the Cosmos – retreat day with Dr. Mark Kuren Westmoquette

6 May @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pm
ZenYoga (Yugagyo Dojo), 2d Camberwell Grove
London, London SE5 8RE United Kingdom
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Zen science and the cosmos

This retreat day will be about exploring the remarkable confluence between Zen, science and the cosmos. We will look at what science has to say about some of the questions that arise in meditation, and also at the Buddhist cosmology contained in the Avatamsaka sutra.

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August 2017

Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training module 1-1

5 August @ 5:00 pm - 12 August @ 5:00 pm
Noddfa, Penmaenmawr, Noddfa, Conwy Old Road
Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6YF United Kingdom
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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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