This will be a weekend of Zen practice in the Bristol dojo with Zen Teacher 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 Auvergne, in France and leads the Tenborin Zen Association. He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.
Saturday: 8:30am until evening (lunch & supper provided)
Sunday: 8:30am – 12:30pm (followed by informal lunch)
Weekend: £35 (waged), £20 (low waged)
Saturday only: £25 (waged), £15 (low waged)
Sunday only: £10 (waged), £5 (low waged)
Please arrive ten minutes before the start. The day will include short periods of zazen until evening.
- All the things you need for zazen: comfortable clothing (subdued colour), a zafu if you have one
- A bowl for meals – oryoki or a simple bowl with a cloth to wrap it in (such as a tea towel) and a spoon
For more information or to register:
Contact Adrian Tuttiett on 0117 942 4347 (dojo answerphone) or by email by completing the form on this page