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:
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).
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 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