October sesshin

Applications are open for this 7-day sesshin, which will be led by Sante Roshi. Last date for applications is 30 September.


Ango period

The Ango period of intensive practice runs from 25 October to 25 November. There is more sitting and free time and less work, so this is a perfect opportunity to come and deepen your practice. Email for more details.


November sesshin

Applications are open for this 4-day sesshin, which will be led by Kanja Roshi. Last date for applications is 25 October.


Rohatsu sesshin

Applications are now open for Rohatsu 7-day sesshin, which will be led by Sante Roshi. Members are welcome to apply by the closing date of 18 november.

Artist residency

Starting in 2019, Zengården has been opening its doors to a few artists who are not members of our organization 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 are free to join in the regular meditation, teachings and ceremonies if they wish. They are 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 are free to enjoy the atmosphere of Zengården andare given the space and silence needed for their creative work.

The dates of the Artist-in-Residence weeks for each year are published on zentraining.org at the beginning of November the year before. Applications are open from then until 25 February. No fixed selection criteria are set, but preference is likely to be given to applicants working on political 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 four 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 after 15 November 2022 at: artistres@zentraining.org

The weeks available in 2023 are: 18 - 25 April and 30 May to 6 June.

Applications can be sent in from 15 November 2022 to 25 February 2023.

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