Retreats and Event Dates


Autumn Sesshin with Keizan Sensei, supported by Tony Shinro Doubleday 

Sunday, 22nd (6pm) to Saturday, 28th October (10.30am) at Crosby, near Liverpool.

Stonewater has had an unexpected windfall this year from Gift Aid. To benefit the sangha equally and to thank all of you who have supported our retreats over the years we have decided as a one off (this is not a precedent!) to subsidise the autumn retreat from our funds.

The cost will thus be a flat £150 for everyone who attends.

For enquiries and information on how to book, contact

Jez Lovekin, Llwyndrain, Pontrhydygroes, Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25 6DP

Tel 01974 282686 or e mail



‘Rohatsu in the City’

Stonewater Zen Centre, Liverpool

Wednesday, 6th December (6.30pm) to Saturday, 9th December (12.30pm) 

Annual retreat which marks the celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment on the 8th day of the twelfth month. Retreatants will be resident at the Centre and will be joined by the Liverpool sangha at regular sittings throughout these few days. Opportunities for interviews with Sensei.

Cost: £90. A non returnable deposit of £15 secures a place

To book: Please contact John,



‘Silent Retreat’

Lakes Zendo, Cumbria

Monday, 15th (6.00pm) to Friday, 19th January (12.30pm) 

Annual silent retreat in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Maybe a chance to recover from the demands of the festive season? There will be a full sesshin schedule from 6am until 9.15pm each day but with time during the afternoons for rest and recreation. Starts with shared supper at 6pm on the Monday and ends with lunch on the Friday.

Cost: £120. A non returnable deposit of £20 secures a place

To book: Please contact Jenny Best: