Jeff Shore is the lay successor of Keido Fukushima Rōshi, former Zen master and Head Abbot of Tōfukuji Rinzai Zen monastery in Kyōto, Japan. As a teacher in the Rinzai Zen tradition, Jeff has led numerous retreats, and is a guide along the Way to many individuals and Zen groups globally.
In February 2012, Jeff will lead a weekend Zen retreat in the UK for the first time. The retreat will offer Zazen (Zen meditation), One-on-One (dokusan/sanzen/practice interviews), and lectures. Newcomers and existing participants are all very welcome.
Retreat details as follows:
Start/Finish times: Friday 24th Feb 2012, 18:00 (arrival 16:00-17:00) until Sunday 26th Feb 2012, 14:00 (supper provided on Friday at start, lunch provided on Sunday at end).
Venue: The venue is a retreat centre near Guildford, Surrey, UK
Cost: £130 – all accommodation, bedding, meals, tea/coffee, etc fully provided (to be clear, we are looking to cover costs only).
The retreat venue offers circa 25 single bedrooms and several individual bathrooms/toilets, close to the main meditation room (Zendo). There are several separate rooms for tea/coffee, meals, and quiet rooms. There is plenty of parking space, and large, scenic grounds. The venue is a 5 minute taxi ride from the nearest train station and approx 45 mins from London and Heathrow/Gatwick airports (easily accessed from the A3 road). (Vegetarian) breakfast, lunch and supper (& tea/coffee) will be provided by the venue.
What to bring:
Sitting cushions (zafu/zabuton etc) and/or zazen bench for yourself. Please note that we do not have many spare sets of cushions. (Chairs are available for those who require them). If you are able to bring any spare cushions etc then please let us know, it would be gratefully appreciated. Warm, comfortable clothes, slippers/sandals (or similar for indoors), towel & toiletries, alarm clock.
Registration has ended.
For further retreats, please see the Group website.
Zen Sesshin Rinzai Zazen Meditation Koan Retreat UK England London Surrey Guildford Ladywell Tofukuji Takuju