Rinzai Zen Retreat (Sesshin) in the UK with Jeff Shore: 7-11 March 2014

This retreat with Jeff will be held at a retreat centre in Surrey, UK. All are welcome. The full retreat is Fri-Tue, but it is possible to attend the weekend only (short retreat).

Venue: Ladywell Retreat Centre, Godalming, Surrey, UK.
Full Retreat Start/End Time: 16:00 Friday 7 March – 15:00 Tuesday 11 March, 2014.
Full Retreat Cost: £275.
Short Retreat Start/End Time: 16:00 Friday 7 March – 15:00 Sunday 9 March, 2014.
Short Retreat Cost: £150.

Registration is now open and places are available.

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Zen Retreats (Sesshin) in the UK with Jeff Shore: 2014

By way of update, we now have confirmed dates for Spring and Summer retreats with Jeff in the UK for 2014. If you are interested in attending, or would like to make suggestions, we would be happy to hear from you.

Update (Dec 2013):
Retreat dates are as follows:
(17:00) Fri 7 March 2014 to (14:00) Tue 11 March 2014 and
(17:00) Fri 22 August 2014 to (14:00) Tue 26 August 2014. – THIS RETREAT NOW CANCELLED
The full retreats are Fri-Tue, but it is possible to attend the weekend only (short retreat).

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Rinzai Zen Retreat (Sesshin) in the UK with Jeff Shore: 16-18 August 2013

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.

This 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:

Date/Location/Cost:
Start/Finish times: Friday 16th Aug 2013, 16:00 until Sunday 18th Aug 2013, 15:00 (supper provided on Friday at start, lunch provided on Sunday at end).
Venue: The venue is a retreat centre near Guildford, Surrey, UK
Cost: £150 – all accommodation, bedding, meals, tea/coffee, etc fully provided (to be clear, we are looking to cover costs only).

Facilities:
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. Comfortable clothes, slippers/sandals (or similar for indoors), towel & toiletries, alarm clock.

Registration:
Registration is now closed..

For further retreats, please see the Group website.

Zen Sesshin Rinzai Zazen Meditation Koan Retreat UK England London Surrey Guildford Ladywell Tofukuji Takuju

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Zen Retreat (Sesshin) in the UK with Jeff Shore: 16-18 August 2013

A further Zen retreat in the UK with Jeff Shore is planned for the weekend of 16-18 August 2013. The venue will be the same retreat centre we used this February, near Guildford in Surrey.

Formal registration will begin nearer the time, however you are welcome to contact us in the meantime.

Update (Jan 2013):
This retreat is now confirmed. The retreat is currently planned to run from Friday 16 Aug (evening) until Sunday 18 Aug (afternoon).

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Future Zen Retreats

We are currently investigating interest in, and a venue for, future Zen retreats in the UK with Jeff Shore. If you are interested, please get in touch (via the contact email).

We have a provisional date for a weekend retreat in August 2013, near Guildford, Surrey. Further details will be announced in due course. If we can find an appropriate venue, and there is sufficient interest, we will also look at organising another retreat between now and August 2013.

The next retreat will be suitable for both beginners and experienced people alike.

Any suggestions, feedback, or questions are always very welcome.

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Thank You

We were very fortunate with this first retreat, with Jeff, in the UK. The venue worked well, and the retreat had strong attendance – 18 participants, with some people travelling a great distance to attend. Thank you to all of you for your support and hard effort.

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Rinzai Zen Retreat (Sesshin) in the UK with Jeff Shore: 24-26 February 2012

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:

Date/Location:
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).

Facilities:
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:
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

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