The annual summer retreat is coming up (3 to 10 June) and will be led by Kanja Roshi. The schedule is less intense and the format more flexible than sesshin. People on their first retreat should be here at the start, other participants may arrive on any day, though pickup/drop off is only offered on Monday and Wednesday. All may choose how many days to participate. This retreat is often very full, so please apply by 3 May.
Swedish beginners' retreat
This retreat is from 28 June to 2 July inclusive and is in Swedish. Please refer to the Swedish pages for more information.
This summer, people who are interested in experiencing the Zen way of life for a few days (from 14 to 18 July) will have the opportunity to do so at Zengården from 14 to 18 July. No previous experience is needed. The retreat will be in English and will be led by Roshi Sante Poromaa, a Zen teacher who has over 30 years' experience of Zen. Please email us for more details or an application form. (Members can also apply online.)
August 7-day sesshin is usually the most popular sesshin, so the closing date is 31 May, two months before the sesshin start date of 29 July. It is important to get your application in before the closing date if you want to be sure that it will be considered.
Applications are being accepted for the September 4-day sesshin, which begins on 13 September and will be led by Sante Roshi. Most sesshins are full these days, so it is important to apply by the deadline of 29 August if you want your application to be considered.
Applications are being accepted for this 7-day sesshin, which runs from 14 to 21 October, led by Sante Roshi. Most sesshins are full these days, so it is important to apply by the deadline of 14 September if you want your application to be considered.