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 Association is about and how to book any of its 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 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 AZFS, 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.

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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 PRICE: tbc **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 euro (membership fee) to help with running costs. VENUE: Instituto Secular Servas do Apostolado (Quinta de Santo António, Almegue. 3040-007 … Continue a ler Spring Retreat

Summer Retreat

DATES: August 1 – 8, 2020 SCHEDULE: ?? PRICE OPTIONS Whole: BED = tba Whole: CAMPING = tba **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 euro (membership fee) in addition to any option above … Continue a ler Summer Retreat

Autumn retreat

DATES: 27 November to 1 December 2020  PRICE: tbc VENUE: Instituto Servas do Apostolado, Quinta de Santo António, Almegue, Coimbra (Portugal) Google Map GPS: 40.21352220394483 N, 8.44400703907013 E To book a place please fill in this FORM. Please let us know if you are coming from abroad. Important notes Please read the page About our retreats carefully. Price … Continue a ler Autumn retreat