Please note that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we will have outdoor meditation. Instead of daylong retreats, we will have monthly half-day retreats, as we are not allowed to provide and share foods. Please check below the updated class plan/schedule for July to December 2020, and feel free to contact us for the details if you are interested in joining Advanced Class.
The Advanced Class is an ongoing 6-session course series designed for practitioners who are dedicated to advancing their Zen practice.
Each course of the series consists of three lecture classes and three sitting meditation sessions. The lecture classes are online real-time classes meeting on Wednesdays 9:30pm – 10:15 pm. Shifu (Teacher/Master) Linda or Shifu Jeremy will lead practitioners through Zen doctrines to build up the right view (correct concepts) of Zen and Zen meditation, to ensure that practitioners are working on the right track of Zen meditation.
The first two sitting meditation sessions are held on Saturdays 10:30 am – 11:15 pm, and the 3rd session is originally a monthly daylong retreat, but now a half-day retreat on Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the sitting sessions are outdoor meditation classes, as long as the weather/condition allows.
The Advanced Class is an ongoing course. Students are highly recommended to take the course continuously to advance their Zen practice. After learning and practicing Zen meditation in the center for six months, students may apply for discipleship and join the Disciple Training program.
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 three-session Advanced Class provided in our Manchester Meetup (UK), but donations of greater and lesser sums are all appreciated. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
You may give the gift at the Center when you attend the class.
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending the Advanced Class or Disciple Program.
|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 10/21 (Wed) and 10/24 (Sat)
|UKSA 11||10/28||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|10/31||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
|11/4||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||Online real time class|
|11/7||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
|11/11||Wed||Veterans Day in US||No class|
|11/14||Sat||10am – 12pm||Monthly half-day retreat|
|UKSA 12||11/18||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||11/4|
|11/21||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
No class on 11/25 (Wed) and 10/28 (Sat) – Thanksgiving Holidays in US
|12/2||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||11/4|
|12/5||Sat||10:30am – 11:15am||Sitting session|
|12/9||Wed||7:15pm – 08:00pm||11/4|
|12/12||Sat||10:30am – 12:30pm||Monthly half-day retreat|
|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|