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 Associação Zen Flor Silvestre was formed in Portugal in 2012 by Amy “Tu es Cela” Hollowell, 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 offer three annual retreats in Portugal (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and zen practice groups online, in Coimbra, Lisbon and Porto. We also host events that bring together Buddhism, Zen and 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: June 10 – 13, 2021 – ONLINE (email for more information) VENUE: Instituto Secular Servas do Apostolado (Quinta de Santo António, Almegue. 3040-007 Coimbra). SCHEDULE: … PRICE: tbd **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 22 – 29, 2021 Meet yourself and the world anew at our annual Zen meditation retreat led by Roshi Amy (Tu es cela) Hollowell. During this retreat, Roshi Amy is delighted to be giving dharma transmission for the first time, to Joa (Celui qui sauve) Scetbon, in the presence of Roshi Catherine Genno … Continue a ler Summer Retreat

Autumn retreat

DATES: late 2022 (?) VENUE: Instituto Secular Servas do Apostolado, Quinta de Santo António, Almegue, Coimbra (Portugal) SCHEDULE: PRICE: tbd **Please note, if you are not a member of Associacao Zen Flor Silvestre and this is your first retreat with us in 2021 we kindly ask that you pay +15 euro (membership fee) to help with association’s running costs. The … Continue a ler Autumn retreat