May sesshin

This is the first time we are offering a 4-day sesshin in May. It will be led by Kanja Roshi. Online applications are open for members who fulfil our pandemic criteria. All other members are welcome to apply for the virtual retreat. All the sittings will be streamed and there will be zoom dokusan once a day. Please apply through the members' pages of zazen.se.


Beginners' retreat

This 3-day retreat will be led by Dharman Sensei and it aims to provide participants with everything they need to get started in a Zen practice. It is open to members and non-members alike. You do not need to have any prior experience of meditation to participate. Expressions of interest are welcome now, and members are free to apply online. However, a decision about whether the retreat will be able to proceed as planned will depend on the pandemic situation. We will keep this post updated, and communicate directly with all those who apply or express interest.


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.

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