This will be a week-long sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Senior Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier.
This will be a five and a half day 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.
It is possible to attend for a shorter period, if you wish to do this please contact the organiser, Kate Thompson, details below.
The IZAUK Annual general meeting will be held on Monday 26th May during the sesshin
Arrival: Friday 23rd May, by 7:30pm
Departure: Sesshin finishes Thursday 29th May – depart mid afternoon after lunch and samu.
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 Auvergne, in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association. He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.
Friends of IZAUK: Recommended £205 / Low-Waged £155 / Unwaged £125
Non-Members: Recommended £215 / Low-Waged £165 / Unwaged £135
There will be reductions for people attending a shorter time, and a £5 discount for an early deposit/balance paid. Note, deposits are not normally refundable
BURSARY FUND: Remember – if finances are a problem for you, members of IZAUK can apply for financial assistance to attend IZAUK sesshins – Please Contact Steve If you need to access the bursary fund to attend this sesshin.
Location: Crosby Hall Educational Trust(CHET) Centre, Back Lane, Little Crosby, Liverpool L23 4UA Click here to see a map of the location
Bring: 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).
For more information please phone Kate on 07928 747 799 or Send Kate an Email here. **note these details weren’t working for a while. but they do now! **
1. By Post:
Please return the booking slip and deposit/balance to: Kate Thompson, 9 Helen Street, Shipley, BD18 4PH