March sesshin

Applications are open for this 4-day sesshin, which begins on 20 March and will be led by Kanja Roshi. The last date for applications is 6 March.


April (Easter) sesshin

The April 7-day sesshin will be led by Kanja Roshi and starts on Good Friday, 19 April. The closing date for applications is 25 March.


Summer Retreat

The annual summer retreat is coming up (8 to 15 June) and will be led by Kanja Roshi. The schedule is less intense and the format more flexible than sesshin. Members on their first retreat should apply for the starting day plus the number of additional days they want. Others may apply for to come and leave on any day, though pickup/drop off is only offered on Monday and Wednesday. Please apply by 11 May.


Swedish beginners' retreat

This retreat is from 5 to 9 July inclusive and is in Swedish. Please refer to the Swedish pages for more information.


Beginners' retreat

This retreat runs from 19 to 23 July and will be led by Sante Roshi. It is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to refresh their practice. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Please email if you would like an application form, or more information. Members may apply through zazen.se

Artist residency

Starting this year, Zengården is opening its doors to a few artists who are not members of our organisation for several Artist-in-Residence weeks each year. In addition to the joy of supporting art and culture, we are hoping for inspiring intermingling and communication

The artists will be free to join in the regular meditation, teachings and ceremonies if they wish. They will be expected to respect the Zen training atmosphere and to take their meals with the trainees. We also ask that they give a presentation or panel discussion to the trainees at some point during their residency, but apart from that, they will be free to enjoy the atmosphere of Zengården and will be given the space and silence needed for their creative work.

The dates of the Artist-in-Residence weeks for each year will be published on zentraining.org at the beginning of November the year before. Applications will be open from then until 28 February. No fixed selection criteria are set, but preference is likely to be given to applicants working on spiritual, culturally topical and environmental themes within visual art, performing arts, dance and choreography, multidisciplinary art, conceptual art and writing. Both individual artists and groups of up to five people may apply.

The residency includes accommodation and three vegan meals a day. Individual artists are provided with a single room. Group members may need to share rooms with each other.

For more detailed information about the application process, or any other questions, please contact us at: artistres@zentraining.org

The dates for the artist residency 2019 are:

  • 14th to 21st of May,
  • 28th of May to 4th of June,
  • 17th to 24th of September and
  • 1st to 9th October.

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