Fall Zen Retreat
Nov
20
to Nov 25

Fall Zen Retreat

Five Day Zen Retreat

Sesshin is a gentle and deep Zen meditation retreat. There are healthy vegan meals, interviews with the teacher, Zen talks and discussions, music and lots of quiet warmth and community to settle into. Some meditation experience is recommended however this retreat is open to everyone.

The retreat is both residential and non-residential. If you would like a more intimate experience of sesshin, there is room to stay at the Centre during the retreat. Please let us know what your preference is. Participants will receive an email after registering with information on what to bring and FAQ reference guide.

Cost*: $795, LZC members $550 (Before April 30: $695, Members $500)

SORRY REGISTRATION CLOSED

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and/or a LZC one day retreat. Send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Bodhidharma Bare Bones 1/2 Day Retreat
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Bodhidharma Bare Bones 1/2 Day Retreat

Bodhidharma - bring me your mind, and I will put it to rest.

Upholding the precepts,
repentance and giving,
the countless good deeds,
and the way of right living
all come from zazen.  ~Haukin  

A morning of zazen (Zen meditation). No dharma talks, no interviews with the teacher, no sutra service, no meals. Just sanzen (learning from meditation). *This is a member event.

9am till noon.

Photo credit: Wes Reaman

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Introduction to Zen Workshop
Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Zen Workshop

Interested in Zen? Meditation? Buddhism? Awakening? Personal Growth? The London Zen Centre?

Join us for a warm and engaging workshop on Zen Buddhism and the London Zen Centre. 

In this morning workshop the various forms of Zen practice (meditation, koans, art and individual work with the teacher) are presented. There will be Zen meditation instruction, koans, dharma talks, discussion and the warmth of community. 

You will also learn about the London Zen Centre, its Zen lineage, and have the opportunity to meet the teachers (including the Roshi) and senior students at the Centre. 

No experience is required and the workshop is open to everyone.

Light vegan snacks and beverages will be served.

Cost: $35

Click here for more information or to register

 

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One Day Zen Meditation Retreat
Jan
20
9:00 AM09:00

One Day Zen Meditation Retreat

One Day Zen Meditation Retreat

Layman Pang pointed to the snow falling through the air and said,
“Beautiful snowakes! They don’t fall in that other place.

A Zen koan and meditation retreat is a gentle way to settle into the stillness of winter. Join us for this one day retreat; there will be meditation and koans, interviews with the teacher, Dharma talks and discussion, music and lots of quiet warmth. No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

Cost*: $95 LZC Members $50

Click here for more information or to register.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an Introduction to LZC Workshop session and can't afford the full cost of the retreat, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Spring Five Day Zen Retreat
Apr
23
to Apr 28

Spring Five Day Zen Retreat

Five Day Zen Retreat

Asan concentrated deeply and sincerely on Zen. One day during her morning meditation she heard a rooster crow, and her mind suddenly opened.
~ adapted from Kahawai Koans

Sesshin is a gentle and deep Zen meditation retreat. There are healthy vegetarian meals, interviews with the teacher, Zen talks and discussions, and lots of quiet warmth and community to settle into. Some meditation experience is suggested and this retreat is open to everyone.

Using meditation, koans, the arts, conversation and a deep intimacy, a zen retreat offers a modern, no nonsense, way to step into a more open and deeper way of experiencing your life.  

Cost*: $795, LZC members $550

Registration details coming soon.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and/or a LZC one day retreat. Send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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September Zen Retreat
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

September Zen Retreat

One Day Zen Meditation Retreat

Join us for this one day retreat, there will be meditation and koans, interviews with the teacher, Dharma talks and discussion, and lots of quiet warmth.

No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

Cost*: $95 LZC Members $50

Sorry, retreat is full. Watch website for next retreat.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and can't afford the full cost of the retreat, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Introduction to Zen
Sep
11
to Oct 16

Introduction to Zen

  • Introduction to Zen Class (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Beginning and deepening a meditation practice - a six week class

Kitchener, Ontario

This six week class covers everything you need to develop a meditation practice in your life and also points to something even more fundamental - a way to experience and live in freedom and joy, no matter what the circumstances of your life. This is the path of Zen, and this class is a gateway to discovering this for yourself.  Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost:* $195, LZC Members $95

*Note: scholarships available to those who can't afford the full cost of the class, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

Registration closed

Note: Class fee includes a copy of "Meditation, Now or Never" by Steve Hagen

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May Zen Retreat
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

May Zen Retreat

One Day Zen Meditation Retreat

A Zen meditation retreat is a gentle way to tap into the unending nourishment and joy that flows just below the surface of your life.

Join us for this one day retreat, there will be meditation and koans, interviews with the teacher, Dharma talks and discussion, and lots of quiet warmth. A light vegan lunch is included.

No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

Cost*: $95 LZC Members $50

Click here for more information or to register.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and can't afford the full cost of the retreat, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Taking Refuge in the Bodhisattva Way Ceremony
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Taking Refuge in the Bodhisattva Way Ceremony

Taking Refuge in the Bodhisattva Way

each branch of coral holds up the moon

The path of Zen, of awakening, is a path we walk together and not alone. It is a way of being in the world leads us to a deeper connection with all its beings (both sentient and non-sentient). The Zen Buddhist precepts guide us first to our heart and then to a way of living that encourages awakening. It's not about being perfect, rather its more about a commitment to the way and to your essence.

Join us for the Refuge Ceremony 2017 and welcome Sangha members as they take Refuge in the Bodhisattva way and receive their Rakusu.

 

 

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Introduction to Zen Workshop
Oct
14
8:00 AM08:00

Introduction to Zen Workshop

  • Grand River Unitarian Congregation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kitchener, Ontario

Zen is a broad and inclusive path that enriches all faiths and ways of life. 

Zen meditation is meant to change your life; it is like an underground river which runs unseen but nourishes everything above it. Zen koans are a creative and subtle way to take away any confusion and conflict in the mind and open new possibilities for action.

During this workshop there will be meditation, koans, art, dharma talks, discussion and the warmth of community.

No experience is required and this retreat is open to everyone.

Cost*$195

More information and registration links here!

*Note: scholarships available to those who can't afford the full cost of the retreat, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Zen Buddhist Precepts Class
Sep
14
to Oct 19

Zen Buddhist Precepts Class

Taking Refuge in the Bodhisattva Way

each branch of coral holds up the moon

The path of Zen, of awakening, is a path we walk together and not alone. It is a way of being in the world leads us to a deeper connection with all its beings (both sentient and non-sentient). The Zen Buddhist precepts guide us first to our heart and then to a way of living that encourages awakening. It's not about being perfect, rather its more about a commitment to the way and to your essence.

This six week class is open to all LZC members who have at been practicing at the centre for at least a year. After completion of the class and assignments participants are welcome to attend the Refuge Ceremony and receive their Rakusu and become an ordained Zen student (monk).

Register here

 

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September Zen Retreat
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

September Zen Retreat

One Day Meditation Retreat

Join us for this one day retreat, there will be meditation and koans, interviews with the teacher, Dharma talks and discussion, and lots of quiet warmth.

No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

Cost*: $95 LZC Members $50

More information and registration here.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and can't afford the full cost of the retreat, send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Summer Zen Retreat
Aug
23
to Aug 28

Summer Zen Retreat

Five Day Zen Retreat

In a well that was never dug
water ripples from a spring that doesn’t flow.
Someone with no shadow or form
is drawing the water. ~ Ikkyu

Sesshin is a gentle and deep Zen meditation retreat. There are healthy vegetarian meals, interviews with the teacher, Zen talks and discussions, and lots of quiet warmth and community to settle into. Some meditation experience is suggested and this retreat is open to everyone.

Using meditation, koans, the arts, conversation and a deep intimacy, a zen retreat offers a modern, no nonsense, way to step into a more open and deeper way of experiencing your life.  

Cost*: 7895, LZC members $550

Registration details coming soon.

*Note: scholarships available to those who have attended an LZC Orientation session and/or a LZC one day retreat. Send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

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Sunday's at the Centre - Art Photography Workshop #3
Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday's at the Centre - Art Photography Workshop #3

A visual art workshop

Zen is steeped in the arts. Art can be both an expression of Zen and a way into Zen.

In this workshop we will explore the work of Todd Hido as a modern example of using photography to create visual art.  We will also explore working with koans visually, using fine art photography.

Workshop agenda:
We will spend a few hours in discussion and visual presentations, then shoot for about two hours. After spending some time with post editing work we will meet for final a presentation of our work and group feedback.

No experience is required and the workshop is open to everyone. If you would like to attend the workshop send an email to info@londonzencentre.org to receive instructions for pre-course work and information.

Cost: No cost for LZC Members, for others a donation of $50 is suggested.

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