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London Zen Centre 
923 Waterloo Street
London, ON N6A 3X3

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London Zen Centre 

November Five Day Zen Retreat

The Beginning of Zen.

Once, in ancient times, when Buddha was at Mount Grdhrakuta, he twirled a flower before his assembled disciples. The Buddha said, "It is not established upon words and phrases. It is a special transmission outside tradition."

Sesshin is a gentle and deep Zen meditation retreat. There are healthy vegan meals, interviews with the teacher, Zen talks and discussions, music and lots of quiet warmth and community to settle into. Meditation experience is recommended however this retreat is open to everyone.

Using meditation, koans, the arts, conversation and a deep intimacy, a zen retreat offers a modern, no nonsense, way to step into a more open and deeper way of experiencing your life.  

The retreat is both residential and non-residential. If you would like a more intimate experience of sesshin, there is room to stay at the Centre during the retreat. Please let us know what your preference is. Participants will receive an email after registering with information on what to bring and FAQ reference guide.

Retreat  Schedule

7-9pm: welcome, introductory talk, meditation

Wednesday to Saturday:
5am-9pm: meditation, interviews with the teacher, body movement, music, Dharma talks.

5am-3pm: meditation, interviews with the teacher, closing talk.

Cost: $795
LZC Members: $550
*Note: some scholarships avaialble. Send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

This workshop is led by Roshi Guy Gaudry. Guy is an authentic Zen teacher and successful entrepreneur with an MBA from the Ivey Business School. After successfully training in Zen in the classical manner for 20 years Guy went on to study koans in a more expansive and integrative way, after which he received Dharma Transmission in the Zen line of John Tarrant and Robert Aitken.

Guy is the director of the London Zen Centre and teaches leadership development for professionals and business leaders.