Retreat and Event Dates

August 2022

August Training Period at Stonewater Lake District

Four consecutive, week long retreats at StoneWaterZen Butterwick in the lake district building up to the Shuso Hossen Ceremony for Stephan Shigetsu Sundermeier in Liverpool on the 27th of August.

Bookings can be made for one or more of the following weeks:

  • Week 1: Sunday 31st July – Friday 5th August
  • Week 2:Sunday 7th – Friday 12th August
  • Week 3:Sunday 14th – Friday 19th August
  • Week 4:Sunday 21nd – Thursday 25th August

The schedule for each week will include zazen, interviews with teachers, dharma talks, work practice and services & an extended afternoon break for walks in the beautiful surrounding landscape.

Cost per week (including meals & accommodation) : £ 250 (week 4: £200 )

Weekend accommodation with self catering (if staying for more than one week) £50 per weekend

For more information and to book, please contact Stephan at

September 2022

Dark Wisdom – an Online Weekend Retreat with Suigen Sensei and Shinro Sensei

Friday 23rd September (7:00pm) to Monday 26th September (8:15am).

During this weekend zazenkai we will consider themes drawn from two commentaries on the Heart Sūtra: one by Thich Nhat Hahn and the other by Red Pine. The weekend will include teishō by Suigen and Shinro Senseis, daisan with the teachers and a discussion circle on a question arising from the commentaries, the talks or the Heart Sūtra itself.

The retreat will follow the successful format we have used previously online and the daily schedule will be close to that of a typical sesshin.

We will invite a donation of £50 to support both this event and the ongoing develpment of Stonewater Zen.

For more information and to book a place please contact Shinro Sensei at

October 2022

Autumn Sesshin at Crosby Hall near Liverpool

Sunday 23rd October to Saturday 29th October.