We provide monthly half-day or daylong retreats and annual 5-to-10-day retreats to advance students’ Zen practice. We will be practicing Doubting Meditation or huatou (Chn. huatou, Jpn. wato, Krn. hwadu) in retreats, although we accept meditators from other meditation centers using their methods. If you are new to or interested in this meditation method, you may sign up for the Online Zen School and enroll in Bridging Class for the basic skill of Doubting Meditation. The tuition is free; donations are welcome. For a better teaching-learning experience, limited seats are available; advance registration is required. Emails us at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the class information or meditation cushions.
Half-day and daylong (or half-day) retreats serve as the monthly checking point to evaluate meditators’ practice of that month, as the 3rd session of the ongoing 3-session Sitting Sessions series. 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 monthly retreats 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.
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).
Annual Retreats (find Retreat 2022) are intensive training to help practitioners deepen their Zen experiences, break through the forms of duality, and see the true nature of self within a set time period. Each year, we provide annual 5-to-10-day Zen Retreats mainly for students in the Advanced Class and Disciple Program yet reserve a couple of seats for practitioners interested in joining the training. When the in-person annual retreats are unavailable, we provide Around-the-clock (see the example of Retreat 2021) intensive 3-day retreats via Zoom to serve the global Zen community.
We provide vegetarian meals in Daylong and Annual Retreats. Annual Retreat participants will be required to pay for the retreat fees (mainly board and lodging expenses), however, all classes provided by the None Zen Center are tuition-free. We do ask that you consider providing a donation. Your gifts make it possible for us to keep the None Zen Center operating, and for people to learn and practice Zen continuously.
You may give the gift at the Center or donate online.
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.
We suggest you to sign up for the Sitting Sessions to attend the monthly retreats. Please address that you wish to attend monthly retreats ONLY in your application form if you do not want to participate in the weekly sitting sessions. The course will take place on the following dates and each class will start sharp at 8am or 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 email@example.com.
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|
|Daylong and Retreat, UK Year 2020|
(Half-day retreat: Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm)
(Annual retreat: 6am – 10pm)
|No class in January|
|No class in July|
10/3 – 10/9 Cancelled
|MNCHD 4||11/7 cancelled|
|MNCHD 5||12/5 cancelled|
|Daylong and Retreat, UK Year 2021|
|Class||Dates (Saturdays 10:00 am – 15:00 am)|
|MNCHD 6 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Feb 6th|
|MNCHD 7 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Mar 6th|
|MNCHD 8 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Mar 27th|
|MNCHD 9 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Apr 24th|
|MNCHD 10 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||May 22nd|
|MNC2D 1 (2 daylong retreat 10.30am – 3.30pm)||June 12th, 13th|
|MNCHD 11 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Aug 7th
|Annual Retreat||Aug 26th – 31st|
|MNC2D 2 (2-daylong retreat 10am – 3:30pm)||Oct 9th, 10th|
|MNCHD 12 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Nov 6th, 7th|
|MNCHD 13 (half-day retreat 10.30am – 12.30pm)||Dec 11th|