Retreat and Event Dates

Please advise of dietary requirements at the time of booking

August Training Period

at Stonewater (Lakes Zendo)

Our annual month long ‘Shuso’ Retreat will be held at the Lakes Zendo from Sunday 28th July to Thursday, 22nd August.

Bookings can be made for any of the following weeks:

Week 1: Sunday 28th July to Friday, 2nd August (Interviews with Keizan Roshi). Cost: £120/£95 concession

Week 2: Sunday, 4th to Friday, 9th August. Cost: £120/£95

Week 3: Samu (work) retreat. Sunday,11th to Friday, 16th August. Cost:£35

Week 4: Sunday, 18th to Thursday 22nd August. Cost: £95

Arrangements can also be made for weekend stays, when meals will be on a self-catering basis and there will be no formal schedule (Cost £40).

This retreat forms part of the training for the Shuso or ‘Head Trainee’  and this year the position will be taken by Karen Shoji Robbie. The position traditionally includes responsibility for organisation of the training period and close work with Keizan Roshi on a koan.

There will be a Shuso Hossen ceremony at the Stonewater Zen Centre in Liverpool on the afternoon of Saturday, 24th August, when the Shuso will present a dharma talk on the koan. This will be followed by a question/ answer session (dharma combat) in which those who wish to support Shoji may challenge her on her understanding of the koan. All sangha members are encouraged to support and witness this ceremony.

Rehearsals for the ceremony will be held on the mornings of Friday, 23rd and Saturday, 24th August in Liverpool.

For more information and to book, contact Karen(Shoji): or on 01974 282686 or download the flyer for the retreat here.

Message from Shoji:
“This is a great opportunity to further your training and to support Stonewater. I do hope you can join me. Warm wishes, Shoji.”

Please advise of dietary requirements at the time of booking

N.B. From 1st July all bookings must be confirmed by payment of a 50% deposit. 



October 2019 Autumn Sesshin at Crosby Hall

with Keizan Scott Roshi 
& Tony Shinro Doubleday
Sunday 27th October (6pm) to 
Saturday 2 November (10am) 2019 
at Crosby near Liverpool.

This 2019 autumn retreat is a unique opportunity to practice with Roshi and Shinro. Places are limited and priority will be given to those attending the whole sesshin. 
Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, this is a great opportunity to begin or renew training in an authentic and traditional Zen lineage. This will be a traditional Zen 
training with sitting and walking meditation, private interviews 
and Dharma talks.

The venue is the CHET centre in the grounds of a 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 Sunday 27 October.

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 Mountain Zen.

For further details and all bookings contact: John Suigen Kenworthy 07944 208589 or email  Click here for retreat flyer.

Advance notice of retreat dates 2019-2020

December 2019

Rohatsu Retreat to the City,

4th to 7th December, Liverpool

January 2020

Winter Sesshin / ‘Silent Retreat’

26th to 31st January, Lakes 

April 2020 (n.b. date change)

Spring Sesshin at Crosby Hall, near Liverpool.
Saturday, 4th to Friday, 10th April