Retreats and Event Dates


‘Retreat to the City’

Wednesday, 9th to Saturday, 12th May

at the Stonewater Zen Centre, Liverpool

This popular city based retreat is especially suitable for folks who want a shortened version of a typical zen retreat. In the daily schedule we sit for periods of zazen from early morning to evening with a rest period during the afternoon. All meals are provided and there are opportunities for interview with Sensei.

We begin with supper at 6pm on the Wednesday and end at 12.30pm on the Saturday. Cost is £90.

To book or for more information please contact John (Suigen):


Month long Training Period, 2018

at StoneWater (Lakes Zendo)

With Keith Shingo Parr

Join us for this month long training period at the Stonewater Zendo in the Lakes. This event is suitable for existing Stonewater Sangha members.The training period will begin on Sunday, 29th July and will end on Thursday 23th August 2018.

Bookings can be made for any of the following weeks:
Week 1: Sunday 29th to Friday 3rd August (includes interviews with Keizan Sensei)

Week 2: Sunday: 5th to Friday 10th August.

Week 3: Samu (working) retreat: Sunday 12th to Friday 17th August.

Week 4: Sunday 19th to Thursday 23rd August.

Arrangements can also be made for weekend stays. At weekends, meals will be on a self-catering basis and there will be more free time in the schedule.

This retreat will also form part of the training for the Shuso or ‘head monk’ and this year the position will be taken by Keith (Shingo) Parr. The position of Shuso traditionally includes responsibility for the organisation of the training period and close work with Keizan Sensei on a koan chosen for the Shuso.

There will be a ‘Shuso Hossen’ (dharma combat) ceremony at the StoneWater Zen Centre in Liverpool on the afternoon of Saturday, 25th August, when the Shuso will present a dharma talk on the koan. This will be followed by a question/ answer session in which those who wish to support Shingo may challenge him on his understanding of the koan. All sangha members are warmly encouraged to support and witness this ceremony. Rehearsals for the Shuso Hossen ceremony will be held on the mornings of Friday 24th and Saturday 25th in Liverpool.

Costs (inclusive of meals):

£120 for weeks 1 and 2 (concession rate of £95 for these weeks).

£95 for week 4, (Sunday to Thursday).

£35 for week 3, ‘Samu’ week.

£40 for a weekend stay with meals on a self catering basis.

For more information please contact Keith (Shingo): or on 07930450425
To book please contact Shingo as above From 1st July all bookings must be confirmed by payment of a 50% deposit.

See flyer for this event by clicking here

This is a great opportunity to further your own training and to support StoneWater Zen in its further development. I do hope you can join us.

Keizan Sensei