UPCOMING

2020-06-06

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.

2020-07-02

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: zendoleader@zentraining.org.

Contact

Visit Zengården

If you are thinking about coming to Zengården and haven't been here before, we would like to speak with you by phone before you visit. Our phone number is +46 761 495374. You can call during office hours, which are:
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive: 9.00-10.30am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1.30- 3.00pm

If you would like to email us with any preliminary enquiries, or to arrange a specific time to call, our email address is: enquiries@zentraining.org

Public Transport

We are about 200km west of Stockholm, in the hamlet of Finnåker, about 30 km from the town of Arboga. There are frequent trains from Stockholm Central Station to Arboga, and the journey takes about one-and-a-half hours. We arrange to meet you at the Arboga train station and drive you to Zengården.

It is also possible to take public transport all the way to our door: a train from Stockholm via Örebro to Lindesberg, and a bus from Lindesberg to Finnåker. This option takes a little longer and is more expensive, however, and most people prefer to come via Arboga.

Getting to Zengården by road from Arboga

You can find a description of the route to Arboga train station from anywhere in Sweden on www.eniro.se.

Turn right out of Arboga train station, drive several hundred metres, then turn right into Skandiagatan. Drive about 1100 metres, then turn left at a large roundabout, onto Route 249, heading towards Lindesberg. Stay on this road as it passes through the town of Fellingsbro. About 5km past Fellingsbro, you will see a church on your right. Immediately past the church, take the turn-off to the right, towards Finnåker. Drive about 1500m and then turn left, towards Finnåker. Follow this road for about 9km. Zengården is easy to spot when you come to it: On the right-hand side of the road, there is a parking area/bus stop with three lampposts and a sign saying Zengården. The large, oblong building up the steps from the parking area is our main building.

Postal address

Zengården
Finnåker 525
732 73 Fellingsbro

Swedish bank details

Plusgiro: 45 97 38-1

Swish: 1234 779 856

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Zengården   |   e-mail: enquiries@zentraining.org   |   phone: +46 (0) 76 1495374, +46 (0) 72 2257631   |   Plusgiro: 45 97 38-1