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Sheffield Zen Society Launch: Sheffield Zen Society will be launched on the 22/09/16, 19:30 - 21:00, at 'ZagYoga' Iyengar Yoga Studio, Harland Works, 70 John St., Sheffield, S2 4QU, by Daizan (Juilian Skinner) Roshi and Gensho (Richard Jones) monk, Zen teacher in training. Whether you are interested in Zen, for true experiential contact with your own innate, awakened spirit-mind, or just want to take the occasional dip into Zen’s vast sagacious wealth of clear, crisp far-sighted wisdom; whether you are interested in Rinzai Zen Buddhism, or just want to live a modern meaningful life within any other path, or you want to map your own way, then this group is for you. We don’t care if you belong to another group, you would be welcome to take a dip and share your insights here. We try to be open, inclusive, responsive and adaptable. For further information click here Sheffield Zen Society Launch, or contact us.
Zen Blogs by Gensho: can be found at https://gensho1.blogspot.com.
Zen Calligraphy Photos from 16/07/15: Photographs from the Zen Calligraphy workshops with Shinzan Miyamae Roshi can be viewed on the Zen Calligraphy Photos page.
ArrivingHome Meetings: We are open for members of the public to practice most days 14:00 - 18:00, except Sundays, by appointment only. If you would like to arrange an afternoon of practice please contact us.
Sesshins: The next 'ArrivingHome' sesshins will begin on; ~06/08/16 (7 days, Obon) and ~01/09/16 (7days). These are intensive in-house sesshins. Experienced friends are welcome. Day-participants may join the sesshin, by pre-arrangement, from 9:00 am and leave when they have had enough, or have another commitment. Please respect the silence of other members by joining and leaving quietly. For further information and enquiries please contact us.
Zen Calligraphy Practice Half-day: We are having another half day of 3 hours 'Calligraphy Practice', to practice the techniques of Shodo calligraphy, have a go at some more sophisticated characters (e.g. Nari kiru) ourselves, and possibly introduce a more fluid technique. The next half-day will be on Sat afternoon from 14:00 - 17:00 on the 18/06/16 with; 30 min Zen meditation, 20 min moving Zen exercises, and the remainder of the time for calligraphy and tea; all at cost price/donation. Please let us know if you would like to come. Give us a call/e-mail. Any changes will be posted here.
Yoga-Zen: Group and individual Yoga-Zen sessions, with relaxed, concentrated mindfulness, are available for regular ArrivingHome friends. If special sessions are necessary they may be chargeable. There is some information available on our Yoga-zen page. For further information and enquiries please contact us.
English Translations: English translations of Rinzai and Soto Zen sutras can now be found under Sutras. These are updated from time to time and the update dates can be found in the table next to the sutras.