Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat

Aug 21, 2020 10:00 am PDT - Aug 28, 2020 6:00 am PDT
Glastonbury, UK
Led by Doshin

The retreat at Earth Spirit in Glastonbury UK was originally scheduled to take place in the end of July. It has been moved to August 21st to 28th, same place. The reason being it will likely be easier for people to travel as the corona restrictions will possible have been lifted, at least somewhat, by then.

If you have signed up for this already but can’t come in August, you’ll of course get a full refund. The retreat will be co-led by Daicho and Doshin. Daicho will be there in person, and if Doshin can’t come because of travel restrictions from the US, he will be zoomed in to be with us part-time during the retreat.

Join us for this Integral Zen Retreat in the UK. Expertly led and guided by Doshi Roshi, a Zen Master and lineage holder in the Hollow Bones Zen order, this retreat will be like no other.

The week will include detailed meditation instruction and guidance, Qi Gong, walking meditation, one on one support and dharma teachings.

Supported by the UK Integral Zen Sangha, this retreat is perfect for practitioners who are looking to go deeper in their practice as well as those who are new to Buddhism and meditation. Beginners should be aware there will up to 6 hours a day seated meditation.

Just five miles from Glastonbury, on the edge of Compton Dundon village in Somerset, Earth Spirit lies within the ‘temenos’ (sacred enclosure) of Avalon. The centre is situated in a beautiful landscape next to two nature reserves; and just two minutes walk from St Andrew’s church, which has within its cemetery a yew tree over 1,700 years old. The seventeenth-century farm buildings have been restored and specially converted for use as a venue. They are set within seven acres of fields and gardens. The complex is based around a converted 52’ (15.5m) long barn, with oak timbers, reed torching (lining the inside of the roof) and stone walls. The feeling is medieval, but with modern comforts such as under-floor heating and a large woodstove. The high roof and skylights create a light, airy atmosphere.