Woodchester Valley Sitting Group

Please note: latest Information

Dates for 2017 for Wild Goose Sangha Cirencester and Woodchester Valley Zendo

Thursday evening 8-10 pm Zazen at St Lawrence’s Church, Countess Lilias Rd,

Cirencester, GL7 1SU.

Wednesday and Friday mornings 6.15-7.15 am Zazen at Woodchester Valley Zendo, Holman’s Cottage, Windsoredge Lane, Nailsworth GL6 0NP.

 Zazenkai will take place at Woodchester Valley Zendo. Please bring a contribution for a bring and share lunch.

Monday 20th February Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo 

Thursday 23rd February beginning of Spring Ango: study – Yamada Koun Zen: The Authentic Gate.  

Monday 13th March Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo 

Thursday 6th April conclusion of Spring Ango. 

Tuesday 25th April Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo 

Saturday 20th May Zazenkai – day of walking meditation from Chedworth. 

Monday 19th June Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo  

Tuesday 18th July Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo 

Saturday 9th September Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo

Friday evening 13th October – Monday evening 16th October sesshin at Woodchester Valley Zendo.

Thursday 19th October – 7th December Autumn Ango

Monday 6th November Zazenkai at Woodchester Valley Zendo

Saturday 9th December Zazenkai and Rohatsu at Holland House, Cropthorne, Worcs WR10 3NB

For more information please contact Jeremy Ryokan Sensei 0777 768 0845 jeremyryokan@icloud.com


Current details

Twice weekly Zen practice group – Quiet, contemplative early morning sitting with minimal ritual and chanting.

Located between Nailsworth and Stroud

Meets Wednesday mornings 6.15am – 7.15am

Friday mornings 6.15-7.15am

Zazenkai each month on a Monday or Tuesday 10-4.00. Contact Jeremy Ryokan for details.

Also regular times of Zen training and retreats with the wider Sangha (see retreats and Zazenkai page).

Supporting people of any or no religious background in their Zen practice.

We are part of the Wild Goose Zen Sangha which belongs to the world-wide White Plum Asanga Zen lineage.

The Woodchester Valley Zendo is led by Sensei Jeremy Ryokan Woodcock, an accredited Zen teacher.

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Windsoredge, Nailsworth

Sitting Group Leader

Jeremy Ryokan Sensei

Contact details

Name: Sensei Jeremy Ryokan Woodcock
Phone: 0777 768 0845
Email: jeremyryokan@icloud.com