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Zen Practice Weekend in London with Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier

April 13 - April 14

This will be a weekend (1.5 days) of Zazen Practice with Zen Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier

Saturday 8:30am – 6:30pm

The Aubert Court Community Centre, Avenell road, London N5 1BL

Located at the back of a council estate off Avenell Road, 5 minutes walk from the Arsenal Tube Station (Piccadilly line). Several local bus routes on Highbury Park (A1201).
As it is not a match day (Arsenal is playing away), limited on-street parking is available on Saturday, come early, you may have to hunt

Sunday 8:00am – 2:30pm

Caledonian Road Zen Dojo, Basement, 486 Caledonian road, N7 9RP

Limited space available on Sunday, so please register soon with advanced payment to secure your spot.

Located on Caledonian Road 5 minutes walk north of Caledonian Road Station (Piccadilly line), on street parking nearby and good bus connections.
We will have an oryoki breakfast (genmai – rice porridge), and lunch at a nearby pub afterwards for those who wish to join us.

Guy Mokuho Mercier

Guy Mokuho Mercier

About The Teacher:

Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with Master Taisen Deshimaru in 1973, becoming his disciple in March of 1976 after receiving ordination as a monk.

After Master Deshimaru’s death in 1982, he remained active in the Paris sangha. From 1986 to 1991, he was again the tenzo at La Gendronnière, and became the head of the temple from 1991 to 1997.  In September, 2008, he received Dharma transmission from Sojun Matsuno Roshi in Takefu, Japan.

Today, he is active in the AZI spiritual council is the head of the Zen Centre of Lanau near Saint Flour in the Cantal area of in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association.  He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.

Cost:

Saturday £30 (includes lunch) / Sunday £20 (includes ‘genmai’ (rice porridge) breakfast)
Discounts are possible if you have financial need, please contact Bill in advance

Bring:

On Saturday: please bring a zafu (sitting cushion) if you have one
On Both days: wear subdued-coloured, loose fitting clothing for zazen and an eating bowl for lunch/breakfast, along with a spoon , a fork and a cloth to wrap your bowl in (such as a tea towel) – or an oryoki set if you own one.

Registration:

You can register RIGHT HERE – Online – and pay with PayPal – Or – complete this form and send it, along with your cheque, to LONDON ZEN GROUP, Basement, 486 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9RP.  For more information contact bill@zeninlondon.org