Retreat and Event Dates

April 2020

Spring Sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool with Keizan Scott Roshi

Saturday 4 April (6pm) to Friday 10 April (10am) 2020

This 2020 Spring retreat is unusual. It offers a time to practice with Roshi, and it will be followed by a Shiho transmission ceremony for Tony Shinro Doubleday.  Places are limited and priority will be given to those attending the whole sesshin.

The format will be suitable for both beginners and experienced Zen practitioners with sitting and walking meditation, private interviews and Dharma talks.
The venue is the CHET centre in the grounds of Crosby Hall in the countryside near Liverpool. The owner has kindly given permission to walk in the grounds.  Meals will be vegetarian. 

Arrival & registration from 2pm on Saturday 4 April.  The retreat closes on Friday morning 10 April. 

The Shiho ceremony will then take place at the StoneWater Zen Centre in Liverpool in the afternoon of Friday 10 April.  Doors to the Centre will open at 2.30 and will close promptly at 2.45pm.  The ceremony will finish by 4.00pm.

Cost: £320 taxpayers £225 non taxpayers (limited places).

To book: A non refundable deposit of £75 is required in advance to secure your place. Payment can be made by bank transfer, PayPal or cheque payable to Stonewater Zen. For further details and all bookings contact: John Suigen Kenworthy 07944 208589 or email

See the flyer for the retreat here.