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EASTER SESSHIN,    Canterbury,    April 2015
...with Mary Jaksch Roshi and Arthur Wells Roshi...

Sesshin will run from Thursday April 2nd to Wednesday April 8th 2015.       Please note it is starting and finishing a day earlier than previous years.

There is a 4 night option from Thurs 2nd to early evening, Mon 6th April.

Sesshin (Japanese: “Touching the heart-mind”) is the foundational longer retreat that serious Zen practitioners everywhere try to attend if possible once or twice a year in order to keep their practice deep and strong. It is a full programme of silent meditation, walking, eating, resting, hearing talks, having face-to-face interview with the teachers, cleaning and food preparation, all of which is conducted in the traditional Zen way. The ritual formality of our retreats is actually much reduced from the Japanese tradition, however we retain this much because it provides the psychic safety and containment necessary for people to feel at ease and drop deeply into meditative stillness throughout the six days of Sesshin. To enter wholeheartedly into Sesshin is to experience personally the essence of the Buddha’s own discovery about freedom from mental anguish. People leave Sesshin feeling refreshed, more emotionally stable and more joyfully alive to each moment of experience.

For further information email Arthur or phone him on 348 4656

Click here for Info and Rego pak - "Word" version or Info and Rego pak - "PDF" version. Please send in your Rego pak by 27th March. 

click photo to see St Martins Island

Click here for a meal planner for retreats