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Sheffield Zen Society: Sheffield Zen Society meets on Thursday evenings 19:30 - 21:00, at 'ZagYoga' Iyengar Yoga Studio, Harland Works, 70 John St., Sheffield, S2 4QU. Location: It's near the Harland Cafe and is well sign posted at Harland Works. Enter the main Harland Works entrance and climb the fire escape on the right hand side to the first floor. Enter the door on the right and ascend the stairs the 2nd floor. Turn right and you will find the ZagYoga studio. This a society for all people interested in Zen who want: true experiential contact with their own innate, awakened spirit-mind; or to just take the occasional dip into Zen’s vast sagacious wealth of clear, crisp far-sighted wisdom; to live a modern meaningful life within another path already established; or to map their own way forward. 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. Sheffield Zen Society is facilitated by Zen monk Gensho (Richard Jones). For further information click here Sheffield Zen Society, or contact us.
Hossen-shiki: Gensho's Hossen-Shiki ceremony will be held, during Rohatsu, at Sheffield Zen Society on the 07/12/17 at the usual time (19:30 - 21:00+). This will involve a short Teisho followed by Zen-mondo questioning of Gensho, by all those who wish to. Zen Hossen-shiki ceremonies are interesting events, that don't come up very often. If Gensho passes, we will have a new junior Zen teacher in Sheffield. So please keep this date free. Further information will be given nearer the occasion.
Our Photo Gallery: Photographs from our Photo Gallery 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; ~ 31/07/17 (7 days, August, Obon sesshin). 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 having regular half day of 3-4 hours 'Calligraphy Practice', to practice the techniques of Shodo calligraphy. They generally begin 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.