Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Freedom & Intimacy: Zen Teachings on Healthy & Happy Relationships - Zazenkai (One Day Retreat) with Kevin Jikai Pickard Sensei

This one day course is open to anybody who wants to learn how to apply Zen to any of their relationships. Our relationships often bring us the most happiness and also the most hurt and confusion in our lives. There is nothing more fundamental in life than the reality that we exist in and are shaped by our relationships. This course looks at an eight stage cycle of the creation of pain in relationships and how to move into and sustain happy and healthy ways of relating to others and ourselves. The course draws on Buddhist psychology and key Zen teachings around duality and non-duality to provide a framework to understand why relationships go wrong and how we can do our best to make them work well. It offers practical strategies and meditation approaches, along with opportunities for self-inquiry both during and after the course.

The eight stages are:

Falling out of the Pure Land - the descent in to dualistic hell
Manas a manas - the basis of unhappiness
Close the gap - heart goals not smart goals
The great grief - becoming the Bodhisattva of compassion
The wide open universal heart - only kindness works
Emptiness and generosity - the more you give, the more you get
The true partner of no rank - not knowing is most intimate
Attachment without attachment - healthy and happy relationships

The course provides 6 hours of CPD for Zenways Mindfulness and Meditation Teachers. 


Priced at £40 for the day


 

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Apr
15
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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A typical group meeting would be: 20 mins of sitting meditation, 10 mins of walking meditation followed by 20 mins of sitting meditation, a Dharma discussion followed by group sharing from the heart & deep listening. If it's your first time at the group please arrive 20 minutes before the group begins for a brief introduction to the practice.

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Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

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Apr
1
10:30 AM10:30

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Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Mar
11
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

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Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

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A typical group meeting would be: 20 mins of sitting meditation, 10 mins of walking meditation followed by 20 mins of sitting meditation, a Dharma discussion followed by group sharing from the heart & deep listening. If it's your first time at the group please arrive 20 minutes before the group begins for a brief introduction to the practice.

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Feb
18
10:30 AM10:30

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A typical group meeting would be: 20 mins of sitting meditation, 10 mins of walking meditation followed by 20 mins of sitting meditation, a Dharma discussion followed by group sharing from the heart & deep listening. If it's your first time at the group please arrive 20 minutes before the group begins for a brief introduction to the practice.

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Feb
11
10:30 AM10:30

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Feb
4
10:30 AM10:30

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Jan
28
10:30 AM10:30

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Jan
21
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Jan
14
10:30 AM10:30

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Jan
7
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Dec
17
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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A typical group meeting would be: 20 mins of sitting meditation, 10 mins of walking meditation followed by 20 mins of sitting meditation, a Dharma discussion followed by group sharing from the heart & deep listening. If it's your first time at the group please arrive 20 minutes before the group begins for a brief introduction to the practice.

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Dec
10
10:30 AM10:30

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Dec
3
10:30 AM10:30

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Nov
26
10:30 AM10:30

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Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Nov
12
10:30 AM10:30

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Nov
5
10:30 AM10:30

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Oct
29
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

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Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

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A typical group meeting would be: 20 mins of sitting meditation, 10 mins of walking meditation followed by 20 mins of sitting meditation, a Dharma discussion followed by group sharing from the heart & deep listening. If it's your first time at the group please arrive 20 minutes before the group begins for a brief introduction to the practice.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

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Oct
1
10:30 AM10:30

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Sep
14
to Sep 17

3 Day Intensive Zen Retreat at Gaunts House nr. Bournemouth

THE THREE-DAY (64HR) RETREAT FORMAT IS BASED ON THE “GROUP SANZEN” FORMAT DEVELOPED BY SHINZAN ROSHI, TOGETHER WITH THE DYAD WORK OF AMERICAN TEACHER, CHARLES BERNER. THIS CREATES A UNIQUELY POWERFUL COMBINATION.

These retreats are designed specifically for you to find out your true nature – to find out who you really are (enlightenment or kensho in Japanese). This intensive format is suitable for those with no prior meditation experience, but can also be very powerful for those who have an on-going or developing practice. We have an ongoing series of Zen retreats in the UK and Europe.

For more information about these retreats please click here https://zenways.org/3-day-intensive-zen-retreats/

https://zenways.org/event/3-day-intensive-zen-retreat-addiction/

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Sep
10
10:30 AM10:30

Group Meditation & Dharma Discussion

Come & join us for a period of group meditation & Dharma discussion followed by sharing from the heart & deep listening. Cushions, mats & chairs are available to use. If you're new to the practice please arrive by 10.15am for orientation - it'll be great to see you!

There's a suggested donation of £4 towards the cost of the hall, but we don't turn anyone away.

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