This will be a week-long sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Senior Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier.
This will be a longer sesshin and will include teishos, training and sewing. There will be ordinations during this sesshin. To be ordained means to take refuge in the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. People who want to make this commitment to the Buddha Way should contact their dojo head as soon as possible.
The IZAUK Annual general meeting will be held during this sesshin
Arrival: Sunday 27th May, after 2pm and preferably by 7:30pm
Departure: Saturday 2nd June, by 2pm, after lunch and samu
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 Auvergne, in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association. He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.
Crosby Hall Educational Trust(CHET) Centre, Back Lane, Little Crosby, Liverpool L23 4UA Click here to see a map of the location
How to Get there:
By rail: At Lime Street station, Liverpool it’s a short walk to Central Station, Take Southport Train, every 15 minutes to Hall Road station and then 2 mile taxi ride or easy half hour walk across fields to Chet Centre. (Delta taxis 0151 922 7373)
Loose, dark clothes for zazen, a zafu if you have one, a bowl for food and a cloth to wrap it in (eg: a tea towel), also outdoor clothing for walking.
There will be ordinations (receiving of precepts) during this sesshin. To be ordained means to take refuge in the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Those who want to make this commitment to the Buddha Way should contact their dojo head as soon as possible to find out what the requirements are.
Cost and Booking:
Friends of IZAUK: Recommended £225 / Low-waged £175 / Unwaged £145
Non-members: Recommended £235 / Low-waged £185 / Unwaged £155
Those booking BEFORE 13th MAY with full payment or a deposit of £25 will receive a £20 discount off of above prices
(reductions are possible for people attending for a shorter time.)
To enable equipment and meals to be planned, please book before 13th May with full payment or a deposit of £25. There is a £20 discount if you do. Deposits are not normally refundable.
If you are not certain before the 13th of May if you can come, contact the organiser to negotiate the discount.
Friends of IZAUK members who require financial assistance to attend can apply for help from the IZAUK Bursary Fund – Contact John at email@example.com. You can become member at the sesshin.
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Return this booking slip along with a cheque to: Claire Ruddick, 74 Burberry Avenue, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7EZ. For further information, contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07472 636 746 (text only please)