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Introduction to Zen
Oct 29

Introduction to Zen

  • Introduction to Zen Class

A six week class

This six week class covers everything you need to develop a meditation practice in your life and also points to something even more fundamental - a way to experience and live in freedom and joy, no matter what the circumstances of your life. This is the path of Zen, and this class is a gateway to discovering this for yourself.  Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $95, LZC members $57

Note: Class fee includes a copy of "Meditation, Now or Never" by Steve Hagen and "Bring Me The Rhinoceros" by John Tarrant

Monthly Orientation to the Zen Centre
7:00 pm19:00

Monthly Orientation to the Zen Centre

  • London Zen Centre

New to Zen or the Zen Centre?

There is an orientation session on the first Tuesday of every month. Zen and its various forms of practice are discussed. There is no charge and no need to register.

"Stop the War"
Dec 10

"Stop the War"

  • "Stop the War" Koan Seminar

A six week koan seminar

Zen koans are a particularly effective way of taking us to places that we have forgotten exist. Ideas and beliefs that usually govern our lives, suddenly become clear, and new waters become available to us. Learn how to bring a Zen koan into your meditation, and more importantly into your life. Explore the joy, insight and freedom that the Zen koan path offers.

Lynda Gaudry is leading this seminar. She has been leading koan groups for the last two years and is the Practice Leader at LZC.

Cost: LZC members no charge

Fall Retreat
Nov 9

Fall Retreat

  • Fall Meditation Retreat

Three Day Meditation Retreat

Sesshin is an extended meditation retreat in the Zen tradition, a time to come together as a community, and settle deeply into practice. A rough translation of the Japanese word "sesshin" is to touch the mind, or become intimate with the mind. Becoming intimate with the mind, the heart and life as it really is, is exactly what happens at sesshin.

Cost: $140, LZC members $84

September Retreat
9:00 am09:00

September Retreat

  • Summer Meditation Retreat

One Day Meditation Retreat

For thirty years I searched for a master swordsman.
How many times did the leaves fall
and the branches break into bud?
But from the moment I saw the peach blossoms,
I’ve had no doubts. ~ Lingyun

A Zen meditation retreat is a gentle way to step into a more open and kind way of experiencing your life. There is meditation, healthy vegetarian meals, interviews (dokusan) with the teacher, Zen talks and discussions, and lots of quiet warmth and community to settle into. No experience is required and the retreat is open to everyone.

Cost: $49, LZC members no charge