Sesshin is underway
We are in sesshin from 12 to 19 October and will only respond to urgent messages during this time.
New book available!
Sante Roshi's collection of essays on the climate crisis - "It's never too late" is now available from zazen.se and Stockholm Zen Center. Lund and Göteborg should have them in the next couple of days too.
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 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.