virtual summer retreat
For this year's summer retreat, IRL participation is only for current Zengården residents, but all members are welcome to apply for the virtual retreat. All the sittings will be zoomed and there will be zoom dokusan once a day. Please apply by 1 June.
virtual beginners' retreat
Given the current recommendations from the health authorities, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the beginners' retreats which were planned for July. Instead, we are offering a virtual beginners' retreat on zoom, from 2-5 July, which will be led by Sante Poromaa Roshi.
The virtual retreat will be held in English. It will include a detailed introduction to zazen (Zen meditation techniques), group meditation sessions, dokusan (private interviews with the teacher), teisho (formal lectures by the teacher) and two days where we will follow a schedule of sitting and walking meditation. The cost of this retreat is 1000 kr and includes one month's free membership. If you are already a member, the cost is 500 kr.
If you are interested in this, please email Magnus: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.