Welcome to Associação Zen Flor Silvestre’s webpage!

This page is a short introduction, in English, to the whole website, in Portuguese, to aid non-Portuguese-speaking people to understand what the group is about and how to book any of the annual activities with us.

The Associacao Zen Flor Silvestre (AZFS) was formed in Portugal in 2012 by Amy (Tu es Cela) Hollowell Sensei, parent of “Association Wild Flower Zen Sangha” formed in France in 2004. We are a non-profit organization and rely solely on members fees and their donations.

We have three annual retreats in Portugal (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and zen practice groups in Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto. Occasionally, we organize other events that associate Buddhism, Zen and/or Meditation with various subjects of human activity, such as psychology, creative writing or the visual arts.

The aim of these activities is to bring beginners or more experienced practitioners together and to reinforce individual and collective practice, supporting the profound development of the entire community.

If you would like to become a member of this association, thus supporting our individual and collective practice, please contact us: wildflower.pt@gmail.com.

To learn more about Wild Flower Zen sangha and Roshi Amy Hollowell please visit the Wild Flower Zen pages (English and French).

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About our retreats

This document was approved by the Board of Associação Zen Flor Silvestre (AZFS) to aid organization and management of retreats as well as participants’ bookings. Please read it carefully before booking one of our retreats and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries to wildflower.pt@gmail.com. Last update: October 2017 1. Types … Continue a ler About our retreats

Spring Retreat

DATES: From 13 to 16 March 2020 VENUE: Instituto Secular Servas do Apostolado (Quinta de Santo António, Almegue. 3040-007 Coimbra). SCHEDULE: Friday 18h00 to Monday at noon. PRICE: €135,00 **Please note, if you are not a member of Associacao Zen Flor Silvestre and this is your first retreat with us in 2019 we kindly ask that you pay +15 … Continue a ler Spring Retreat

Summer Retreat

DATES: August 1 – 8, 2020 VENUE: NATURENA Agro-turismo. Rua de Sertao 110, 4905-077 Durrães, Portugal (photos here). SCHEDULE: Arrival between 16h-18h; departure on last day at noon. PRICE OPTIONS **being updated** Stay in Main building, in shared room with shared bathroom = €290,00/person Camping in own tent (access to indoor bathroom/toilet) = €190,00/person Stay … Continue a ler Summer Retreat

Autumn retreat

DATES: 27 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2020  VENUE: Instituto Secular Servas do Apostolado, Quinta de Santo António, Almegue, Coimbra (Portugal) SCHEDULE: Friday 18h00 to Tuesday at noon. PRICE: €175,00 **Please note, if you are not a member of Associacao Zen Flor Silvestre and this is your first retreat with us in 2019 we kindly ask that you pay +15 … Continue a ler Autumn retreat