BRIDGING CLASS (MANCHESTER, UK)
Bridging Class is to introduce the time-tested skill of Doubting Meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu) to help students get familiar with the major meditation method applied in the Center before they enter the on-going training of Advanced Class, the intensive training of Zen retreats, and disciple training programs. It is originally designed for students who have completed the Beginner’s Class yet also open to meditators who wish to learn a new meditation technique.
The course consists of 3 lecture classes to introduce the history and skill of doubting meditation and 3 sitting meditation sessions to enhance the practice of doubting meditation. Students are required to enroll in the Online Zen School’s Bridging Class to watch the lecture class videos on demand, and also sign up for Sitting Sessions and choose to attend the real-time Zoom sitting sessions on most Saturdays from 8-8:45am or 7-8:45am for monthly half-day retreats. 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.
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 £30 for the Bridging 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sitting Sessions will take place on the following dates and start sharp at 8 am. Please log in to Zoom 5 to 10 minutes early to prepare yourself for the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Manchester, UK, 2022
Saturdays 8-8:45am unless otherwise specified
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|
|Bridging Class, UK Year 2020|
|Class||Date and Hour|
|No class in January|
|No class in February|
|MNCWB||3/11, 3/18, 3/25 cancelled|
|MNCWB||4/8, 4/15, 4/22 cancelled|
|MNCWB||5/6, 5/13, 5/20 cancelled|
|MNCWB||5/27, 6/3, 6/10 cancelled|
|MNCWB||7/18, 7/25, 8/1 cancelled|
|MNCSG 1||Outdoor Class/ Sitting Session
Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
8/8, 8/15, 8/22
|MNCSG 2||Outdoor Class/ Sitting Session
Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
8/29, 9/5, 9/19 (no class on 9/12)
|MNCSG 3||Saturdays 10:30am – 11:15am
10/3, 10/10, 10/17
|MNCSG 4||Saturdays 10:45am – 11:30am
10/31, 11/7, 11/14 cancelled
|MNCSG 5||Saturdays 10:45am – 11:30am
11/21, 12/5, 12/12 (no class on 11/28) cancelled
|Beginner’s Class, UK Year 2021|
|Class||Dates (Saturdays 9:00 am – 9:45 am)|
|MNCSB 8||Jan 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th|
|MNCSB 9||Feb 20th, 27th, Mar 6th|
|MNCSB 10||Mar 13th, 20th, 27th|
|MNCSB 11||Apr 10th, 17th, 24th|
|MNCSB 12||May 8th, 15th, 22nd|
|MNCSB 13||Jun 5th, 12th, 19th|
|MNCSB 14||July 24th, 31st, Aug 7th
|MNCSB 15||Aug 14th, 21st, Sep 11th|
|MNCSB 16||Sep 25th, 2nd, Oct 9th|
Oct 23rd, 30th, 6th
|MNCSB 18||Nov 20th, Dec 4th, 11th|