Retreats

New Retreat Practices & Guidelines: here (English) & here (Hungarian) (NEW)

For pictures/videos of previous retreats, please look here. Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Upcoming retreats:

August 16 – 20, 2018, Bugac, Hungary.
Retreat in Hungary. All are welcome.

  • Venue: Bucka Hotel, Bugac, Hungary.
  • Start/End Time: August 16 – August 20 2018.
  • Cost: TBC (around €140).
  • Registration is open.
  • Co-ordinator: For details and to register, please contact Rita.

August 24 – 28, 2018, Newbury, Berkshire, UK.
This retreat will be held at Cold Ash Centre, nr Newbury. All are welcome.

  • Venue: Cold Ash, Thatcham (nr Newbury), Berkshire, UK.
  • Retreat Start/End Time: Friday 24 – Tuesday 28 August, 2018.
  • Cost: TBC
  • Registration is open.
  • Co-ordinator: For more information, please contact Richard.

August 31 – September 4, 2018, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
This retreat will be held in the Mariagaarde castle. All are welcome.

  • Venue: Kasteel Mariagaarde, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
  • Full Retreat Start/End Time: Friday 31 August – Tuesday 4 September, 2018.
  • Full retreat Cost: €333/€275(single/double room)
  • Partial Retreat Start/End Time: Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September (dinner time), 2018.
  • Partial Retreat Cost: €200/€165(single/double room)
  • Registration is closed.
  • Co-ordinator: To register, please contact Elisabeth .

September 7 – 11, 2018, near Munich, Germany.
As usual, this retreat will be held in the countryside not far from town. Anyone seriously committed to Zen practice is welcome.

  • Venue: Tannenhof, near Markt Schwaben, Germany.
  • Retreat Start/End Time: Friday evening, September 7 – Tuesday, September 11, after lunch.
  • Cost: around €190
  • The retreat is fully booked, but we can put you on the waiting list.
  • Co-ordinator: For details, please contact: zen in münchen.

To assist participants with retreat planning, some provisional dates for future retreats are listed below. However please note that this information is subject to change.

Provisional dates for 2019 retreats:
January 3 – 8 2019, Philadelphia, USA. (UPDATED)
March 1 – 5 2019, Hoepertingen Belgium.
March 24 – 28 2019, near Munich, Germany.
August 30 – September 3 2019, Steyl, NL.
September 6 – 10 2019, near Munich, Germany.

Provisional dates for 2020 retreats:
March 4 – 8 2020, Steyl, NL.


Previous retreats:

April 30 – May 5, 2018, Montreal Zen Center, Montreal, Canada (Closed Retreat).
March 23 – 27, 2018, Ascot, UK.
March 14 – 18, 2018, Bugac, Hungary.
March 9 – 13, 2018, near Munich, Germany.
March 2 – 6, 2018, Steyl, The Netherlands.
January 3 – 7, 2018, near Philadelphia, PA, USA, with Public Lecture.

December 26 – 29, 2017, Mexico City, MEX.
September 8 – 12, 2017, near Munich, Germany.
August 30 – September 3 2017, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
August 22 – 26, 2017 Bugac, Hungary.
August 18 – 22, 2017, Ascot, UK.
April 25 – 28, 2017, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
March 15 – 19, 2017, Oradea, Romania.
March 10 – 14, 2017, near Munich, Germany.
March 1 – 5, 2017, Steyl, the Netherlands.
February 17 – 21, 2017, Ascot, UK.
January 3 – 8, 2017, IHMSC, Malvern PA, USA.

September 16 – 18, 2016, Bremen, Germany.
September 9 – 13, 2016 near Munich, Germany.
August 31 – September 4 2016, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
August 25 – 28, 2016 Oradea, Romania.
August 19 – 23, 2016, Ascot, UK.
March 11 – 15, 2016, Ascot, UK.
March 4 – 8, 2016, Steyl, Netherlands.
February 25 – 28, 2016 Oradea, Romania.
February 19 – 23, 2016, near Munich, Germany.
January 2 – 6, 2016, Immaculata PA, USA.

September 11 – 15, 2015, nr Munich, Germany.
September 4 – 6, 2015, Bremen, Germany.
August 28 – September 1, 2015, Steyl, Netherlands.
August 17 – 22, 2015, Oradea, Romania.
August 7 – 11, 2015, Ascot, UK.
May 15 – 19 2015, PA, USA.
March 13 – 17, 2015, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
March 5 – 8, 2015, Oradea, Romania/Hungary.
February 27 – March 3, 2015, near Munich, Germany.
February 20 – 24, 2015, Ascot, UK.
January 9 and 10, 2015, Mexico City, Mexico.
December 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015, Dharma Drum Retreat Center, New York, USA (Guest Teacher).

September 10 – 14, 2014, Immaculata, PA, USA.
September 3 – 7, 2014, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
August 18 – 23, 2014, Oradea, Romania.
March 21 – 25, 2014, Tannenhof, near Munich, Germany.
March 13 – 16, 2014, Hungary/Romania.
March 7 – 11, 2014, Surrey, UK.
February 21 – 25, 2014, Steyl, Netherlands.
February 10 – 14, 2014, Averbode Abbey, Belgium (Closed Retreat).
January 3 – 7, 2014, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA.

September 10 – 13, 2013, Tannenhof, near Munich, Germany.
September 2 – 6, 2013, Steyl, Netherlands.
August 22 – 25, 2013, Oradea, Romania.
August 16 – 18, 2013, Surrey, UK.
August 7 – 11, 2013, New York, USA.
March 23, 2013, Pescara, Italy.
March 15 – 19, 2013, Tannenhof, near Munich, Germany.
March 4 – 8, 2013, Hoepertingen, Belgium.
February 21 – 24, 2013, Oradea, Romania.
January 2 – 6, 2013, Pikesville, MD, USA.

September 9, 2012, Leuven, Belgium.
August 23 – 26, 2012, Nagykovácsi, Hungary.
August 13 – 17, 2012, Baarlo, Netherlands.
April 20 – 22, 2012, Claverack, New York, USA.
March 23 – 27, 2012, Tannenhof, near Munich, Germany.
March 5 – 9, 2012, Steyl, Netherlands.
February 24 – 26, 2012, Surrey, UK.

December 27 – 29, 2011, Budapest, Hungary.
November 21 – 23, 2011, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
September 6 – 11, 2011, Immaculata, PA, USA.
August 26 – 30, 2011, Egmond, Netherlands.
August 13 – 16, 2011, Budapest, Hungary.
March 25 – 27, 2011, Tannenhof, near Munich, Germany.
March 14 – 19, 2011, Steyl, Netherlands.


If you want to add an item to the list of upcoming retreats, please send us an announcement to this address. Please specify: venue, start and end dates/times, cost, and an email address for further information and registration.


Netherlands retreat, 2016.

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