ADVANCED CLASS (MANCHESTER, UK)
Advanced Class is the ongoing series for students to continuously practice Doubting Meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu) to advance their Zen practice. Besides watching the weekly Advanced Class video series on the Online Zen School, students attend the weekly Sitting Sessions, Monthly Retreats, and annual 5-to-10-day retreats. Students are also supposed to participate the Center’s events and even daily operation to apply their Zen practice in the day-to-day life. After learning and practicing Zen meditation in the Center for six months, students may apply for discipleship and join the Disciple Training Program including the Instructor Certification Training. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Disciple Program.
Due to the lack of resources, currently, we can only afford Zoom Sitting Sessions and Monthly Retreats in the UK time zone. The Sitting Sessions will take place on most Saturdays from 8-8:45am and the Monthly Retreats (half-day), 7-8:45am. The monthly retreats serve as a checking point to evaluate meditators’ practice of that month. Shifu (Teacher or Master) Linda or Shifu Jeremy will lead the guided meditation and group sharing and accept questions or give lectures at the end of each session and retreat.
Besides the UK classes, Shifu Linda and Shifu Jeremy lead real-time Zoom sitting sessions for practitioners in two other time zones, San Jose, California (UTC-8 or UTC-7 for daylight saving time) and Taiwan (UTC+8). You may find the sitting session calendar and sign up for the classes of your desired time zone(s) to receive the class updates, reminders, and Zoom links.
- Find the class calendar for San Jose (UTC-8 or UTC-7 for daylight saving time) sitting sessions (Hybrid class: Zoom class and in-person class are available on Saturdays 10-10:45am).
- Find the class calendar for for Taiwan (UTC+8) sitting sessions (Hybrid class: Zoom class and in-person class are available on Saturdays 10-10:45am).
We provide tuition-free meditation classes, but we do ask that you consider providing a donation. The None Zen Center is run entirely by donations. It is the loving gifts from our teachers, students, and friends which create a tuition-free learning environment for Zen meditation, and so will your generosity surely pass on the same love to others.
We recommend a £40 donation for each set of the Advanced Class, but donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
You may donate online or give the gift at the Center.
When you complete your donation, you will receive a prompt receipt from PayPal. We will provide you with an annual receipt between January 10 to February 20 for the gifts we receive from you the previous year due to the lack of resources. If you need to receive the receipts earlier, please email us at email@example.com.
The course will take place on the following dates and each class will start sharp at 8 am and monthly retreat at 7am. Please log into the Zoom meeting 5 to 10 minutes early to prepare yourself for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manchester, UK, 2022
Saturdays 8-8:45am unless otherwise specified
|MNCSB 6||Mar 12, 19, and 26
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|MNCSB 7||Apr 9, 16, and 23 (7-8:45am)|
|MNCSB 8||May 7, 14, and 21 (7-8:45am)|
|MNCSB 9||Jun 4, 11, and 18 (7-8:45am)|
|No classes in July Find Zen Retreat 2022, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-21|
|MNCSB 10||Aug 8, 13, and 20 (7-8:45am)|
|MNCSB 11||Aug 27, Sep 3, and 17 (7-8:45am) *no class on Sep 10|
|MNCSB 12||Oct 1, 8, and 15 (7-8:45am)|
|MNCSB 13||Oct 22, 29, and Nov 5 (7-8:45am)|
|MNCSB 14||Nov 19, Dec 3, and 10 (7-8:45am) *no class on Nov 26|
|UKSA 8||8/5||Wed||9:30pm – 10:15pm||Online real time class|
|8/8||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session (outdoor)|
|8/12||Wed||9:30pm – 10:15pm||Online real time class|
|8/15||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session (outdoor)|
|8/19||Wed||9:30pm – 10:15pm||Online real time class|
|8/22||Sat||10:30am – 12:30pm||Monthly half-day retreat (outdoor)|
No class on 8/26 (Wed) and 8/29 (Sat)
|UKSA 9||8/26||Wed||9:30pm – 10:15pm||Online real time class|
|8/29||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session (outdoor)|
|9/2||Wed||9:30pm – 10:15pm||Online real time class|
|9/5||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session (outdoor)|
No class on 9/9 (Wed) and 9/12 (Sat)
|9/16||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|9/19||Sat||10:30am – 12:30pm||Monthly half-day retreat (outdoor)|
No class on 9/23 (Wed) and 9/26 (Sat)
|UKSA 10||9/30||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|10/3||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
|10/7||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|10/10||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
|10/14||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|10/17||Sat||10:30am – 12:30pm||Monthly half-day retreat|
No class on 10/24 (Sat)
|UKSA 11||10/21||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|10/28||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|10/31||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session cancelled|
|11/4||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|11/7||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session cancelled|
|11/11||Wed||Veterans Day in US||No class|
|11/14||Sat||10am – 12pm||Monthly half-day retreat cancelled|
|UKSA 12||11/18||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|11/21||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session cancelled|
No class on 11/28 (Sat) – Thanksgiving Holidays in US
|11/25||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|12/2||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|12/5||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session cancelled|
|12/9||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class cancelled|
|12/12||Sat||10:30am – 12:30pm||Monthly half-day retreat cancelled|
|Advanced Class, UK Year 2020|
(Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:15pm and Saturdays 9:30am-3pm)
|No class in January|
|UKWA3||2/19 2/22(Sat), 3/4|
|UKWA4||3/11, 3/18, 3/28(Sat)|
|UKWA5||4/8, 4/15, 4/25(Sat)|
|UKWA6||5/6, 5/16(Sat), 5/20|
|UKWA7||5/27, 6/3, 6/13(Sat)|
|No class in July|
|UKWA8||8/5, 8/12, 8/15(Sat)|
|UKWA9||9/19, 9/19(Sat), 9/23|
|UKWA10||10/21, 10/28, 11/7(Sat)|
|UKWA11||11/11, 11/18, 11/25|
|SJCTA 59||12/2, 12/5(Sat), 12/9|