Thu, 08 Feb|
Practical Zen Yoga -Daizan Julian Skinner
Daizan invites you to join him on the Zen journey of the ‘middle way’, finding balance on the physical, energetic and emotional levels and approaching the dawning and stabilisation of awakened awareness through the wisdom of Zen yoga.
Time & Location
08 Feb 2024, 17:30 – 18:30
London, 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ, UK
About the event
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Based in the Buddha’s mindful perception of the universality of change, the embodied spiritual path of Zen yoga aligns us with the seasons – not only the cycles of the year but the seasons or phases of human life, and also the seasons of change within the individual spiritual journey in which: “Spring is perfectly spring; it is also transforming into summer.”
Join Zen Yoga tecaher Daizan Roshi on the Zen journey of the ‘middle way’, a spiritual quest to find balance on the physical, energetic and emotional levels. Interviews with a range of Zen yoga practitioners underline that this is a practice you make your own. Attitudes of curiosity, kindness and adaptability underpin the work making it transformative for any age and body type.
Daizan is the first Englishman to go to Japan and become a Roshi or Zen Master in the rigorous Rinzai tradition of Zen. Over thirty years ago, he gave up a promising career as a scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, sold his house, gave all the money away and entered a Zen monastery.
Over many years of strict training, in Japan and the west, Daizan Roshi recieved Dharma Transmission and permission to teach in both the Rinzai and Soto lineages of Zen, recieving inka from the late Shinzan Miyamae Roshi of Gyokuryuji. He has also undergone training as an enlightenment intensive master with Lawrence Noyes, leading student of the creator of enlightenment intensives, Charles Berner.
Daizan Roshi runs Zen Yoga Teacher Training programmes as well as Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training programmes, runs Zen retreats, and is head of a growing and thriving Zen sangha based at Yugagyo Dojo in south London.