Workshops with Andre Elsen

Andre will be visiting us on Saturday 11th October 2014 to run the workshops below.

Zen and Stress Reduction
Saturday 11th of October, from 10 am to 12 noon

This workshop will use the tools of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) in the light of Zen-practice. There will be some sitting meditation, body scan and the opportunity to share your experience and ask questions. People with a background in mindfulness practice are welcome, as well as those new to both meditation and mindfulness practice.

Zen and Forms
Saturday 11th of October, from 2 pm to 4 pm

This workshop will be both an introduction to, and deepening of the forms we use in the Zendo. We will learn the basic forms of how to move, sit and depending on both interest and experience other forms (bowing, chanting, instruments, etc…) may also be practiced.

Prices: £10 for each workshop or £15 for the whole day, payable on the day at Black Mountain Zen Centre.

Andre Elsen is a long-term Zen Practitioner and he has been a student of Paul Haller since 1997. Andre is also an MBSR Teacher and he leads a Psychotherapeutic Clinic as an MD in Germany.

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Frank on: 07976559958

Zazenkai

Sunday 12th of October, from 10 am to 4 pm

This is an intensive period of practice, a mini sesshin (retreat) and is carried out in silence for the most part.  There will be a break for lunch at 1pm.

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