Sante Roshi will lead this 2-day retreat. It is a perfect way to build up to your first sesshin, or to go a bit deeper in your practice when you don't have time to come to a full sesshin. It runs from dinner on Friday until lunch on Sunday. Please apply by 20 September.
Applications are open for this 7-day sesshin, which begins on 12 October and will be led by Sante Roshi. The closing date for applications is 14 September.
The autumn ango period will start on 23 October and run through to shortly before Rohatsu sesshin. More information will be available at the beginning of September.
Applications are open for this 4-day sesshin, which begins on 6 November and will be led by Kanja Roshi. The last date for applications is 21 October.
Rohatsu 7-day sesshin is one of the most popular each year, so the last day for applications is early: 1 October. Please apply by then. We will announce after 1 October if there are any places left for late applications.
New Year's retreat
The New Year’s retreat is only for members. It starts at 14.00 on the
29th and ends with brunch on the first. The schedule will be similar
to the summer retreat. There will be a New Year’s Eve ceremony
culminating in Jukai (taking of Buddhist precepts) after the stroke of
midnight. Please apply by 18 November.
Zengården is the head temple and retreat center of the Swedish Zen Buddhist Society (Zenbuddhistiska Samfundet). We also have city Zen centres in Stockholm, Helsinki, Lund, Göteborg, Tampere and Glasgow and sitting groups in Uppsala, Umeå, Tampere and Cologne. You can also visit zazen.se to read more about our organisation and order items from our webshop.
Members are welcome to apply for any of our events: see the sidebar for upcoming events, or click here for a pdf of the full calendar for the year.
Click here to see the different fees at Zengården.
If you are not a member, but are interested in Zen, you can contact any of our city centers about attending one of their regular introductions to Zen. If you live far away from any of our city centers, you can contact us to discuss how to get started.