Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT
Sunday April 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT

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

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London Zen Centre 

Spring Five Day Zen Retreat

In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas. When it was time to bathe, they entered the bath together and suddenly realized the cause of water. They said, “This profound touch reveals the brightness that’s everywhere. ~ A Blue Cliff koan

Sesshin is a deep Zen retreat and a rare opportunity to "experience the brightness that is everywhere" for ourselves.

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.

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:  $995, LZC Members $695 (Before February 1: $895, members $595) 
*Note: some scholarships avaialble. Send a note to info@londonzencentre.org.

This retreat is led by Guy Gaudry, Roshi.


After successfully training in Zen in the classical manner for 20 years, Guy went on to study koans, after which he received Dharma Transmission in the Zen line of John Tarrant and Robert Aitken. He now directs the London Zen Centre and teaches across Canada. Using meditation, koans, art, and conversation, Guy presents a direct and warm way to step into a more open and direct way of experiencing your life.