Beginners' retreat

This summer, people who are interested in experiencing the Zen way of life for a few days (from 14 to 18 July) will have the opportunity to do so at Zengården from 14 to 18 July. No previous experience is needed. The retreat will be in English and will be led by Roshi Sante Poromaa, a Zen teacher who has over 30 years' experience of Zen. Please email us for more details or an application form. (Members can also apply online.)


August sesshin

August 7-day sesshin is usually the most popular sesshin, so the closing date is 31 May, two months before the sesshin start date of 29 July. It is important to get your application in before the closing date if you want to be sure that it will be considered.


September sesshin

Applications are being accepted for the September 4-day sesshin, which begins on 13 September and will be led by Sante Roshi. Most sesshins are full these days, so it is important to apply by the deadline of 29 August if you want your application to be considered.


October Sesshin

Applications are being accepted for this 7-day sesshin, which runs from 14 to 21 October, led by Sante Roshi. Most sesshins are full these days, so it is important to apply by the deadline of 14 September if you want your application to be considered.


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Visit Zengården

If you are thinking about coming to Zengården and haven't been here before, we would like to speak with you by phone before you visit. Our phone number is +46 761 495374. You can call during office hours, which are:
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive: 9.00-10.30am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1.30- 3.00pm

If you would like to email us with any preliminary enquiries, or to arrange a specific time to call, our email address is: enquiries@zentraining.org

Public Transport

We are about 200km west of Stockholm, in the hamlet of Finnåker, about 30 km from the town of Arboga. There are frequent trains from Stockholm Central Station to Arboga, and the journey takes about one-and-a-half hours. We arrange to meet you at the Arboga train station and drive you to Zengården.

It is also possible to take public transport all the way to our door: a train from Stockholm via Örebro to Lindesberg, and a bus from Lindesberg to Finnåker. This option takes a little longer and is more expensive, however, and most people prefer to come via Arboga.

Getting to Zengården by road from Arboga

You can find a description of the route to Arboga train station from anywhere in Sweden on www.eniro.se.

Turn right out of Arboga train station, drive several hundred metres, then turn right into Skandiagatan. Drive about 1100 metres, then turn left at a large roundabout, onto Route 249, heading towards Lindesberg. Stay on this road as it passes through the town of Fellingsbro. About 5km past Fellingsbro, you will see a church on your right. Immediately past the church, take the turn-off to the right, towards Finnåker. Drive about 1500m and then turn left, towards Finnåker. Follow this road for about 9km. Zengården is easy to spot when you come to it: On the right-hand side of the road, there is a parking area/bus stop with three lampposts and a sign saying Zengården. The large, oblong building up the steps from the parking area is our main building.

Postal address

525 Finnåker
732 73 Fellingsbro

Zengården   |   e-mail: enquiries@zentraining.org   |   phone: +46 (0) 76 1495374, +46 (0) 72 2257631