Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat – 2020

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Join us for this Integral Zen Retreat in the UK. Expertly led and guided by P.J. Daicho with Doshin Roshi zooming in from the USA.

There will always be teachers and there will always be students. But while it is important to be a “good” student — attentive, respectful and enthusiastic — eventually we must all become practitioners. This means knowing what needs to be done on the path, how to do it, and how to keep doing it despite any obstacles that life will throw our way.

This retreat is tailored specifically for people who are looking for help in becoming self-confident practitioners. The emphasis will be on understanding the commonalities between different kinds of instructions and feeling empowered as practitioners regardless of circumstances.

There will be guided meditations, private interviews and exercises designed to help with the intellectual aspects of Zen practice.
Beginners are welcome and will be given full instruction. However, this retreat is ideally suited to people who have previous retreat experience.

The week will include detailed meditation instruction and guidance, Qi Gong, walking meditation, one on one support and dharma teachings.

Supported by the UK Integral Zen Sangha, this retreat is perfect for practitioners who are looking to go deeper in their practice as well as those who are new to Buddhism and meditation. Beginners should be aware there will up to 6 hours a day seated meditation.

Just five miles from Glastonbury, on the edge of Compton Dundon village in Somerset, Earth Spirit lies within the ‘temenos’ (sacred enclosure) of Avalon. The centre is situated in a beautiful landscape next to two nature reserves; and just two minutes walk from St Andrew’s church, which has within its cemetery a yew tree over 1,700 years old. The seventeenth-century farm buildings have been restored and specially converted for use as a venue. They are set within seven acres of fields and gardens. The complex is based around a converted 52’ (15.5m) long barn, with oak timbers, reed torching (lining the inside of the roof) and stone walls. The feeling is medieval, but with modern comforts such as under-floor heating and a large woodstove. The high roof and skylights create a light, airy atmosphere.

Registration is now open, please book below.

Due to Covid 19 accommodation will now be only in single rooms (couples who normally live together may share a room) or camping.

Camping – if you wish to camp you need to bring your own tent and other camping equipment.


PLEASE NOTE all food will be vegetarian.  If you have any dietary requirements and this includes vegan options there is a dietary supplement of £56 for the week.

Please note we cannot guarantee the type of room, but we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

The fees for our retreat cover the cost of the venue hire, teacher travel and other associated running costs, they do not include any fee for the teacher. At the end of the retreat, we will invite participants to make a voluntary offering of Dana (sanskrit for generosity) to support the teacher.

Cancellation Policy The full amount must be paid within a month of the retreat. For any cancellation made 30 days or more prior to the start date a full repayment will be made less a £20.00 administration charge. For a cancellation made less than 30 days prior to the start date, no refund will be issued unless we can fill the space. In the unlikely event that we cancel a retreat then all monies paid will be refunded.

For couples or people already living together please book and pay for two places in appropriate accommodation type and email

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Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat – 2020

EarthSpirit Centre, Peak Lane, Compton Dundon, Somerton, UK

August 22, 2020 18:00 to August 28, 2020 14:00
August 22, 2020


Integral Zen 7 Day Retreat – 2020

EarthSpirit Centre, Peak Lane, Compton Dundon, Somerton, UK

August 22, 2020 18:00 to August 28, 2020 14:00
August 22, 2020


  • Earth Spirit Centre
  • August 22, 2020 18:00 to August 28, 2020 14:00

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