The annual summer retreat is coming up (9 to 16 June) and will be led by Sante Roshi. The schedule is less intense and the format more flexible than sesshin. Members on their first retreat should apply for the starting day plus the number of additional days they want. Others may apply for to come and leave on any day, though pickup/drop off is only offered on Monday and Wednesday. Please apply by 11 May.
Beginners' retreat in Swedish
This 4-day retreat will be led by Sante Roshi. It will be in Swedish and is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refresh their practice. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email if you would like more information or an application form.
This retreat runs from 20 to 24 July and will be led by Kanja Roshi. It is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refresh their practice. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Please email if you would like an application form, or more information.
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.
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.
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.