International ZEN Workshop


Zen in stillness (zazen) and Zen in movement (yoga, judo and ninjutsu)

                     The date of the workshop  October 30 – November 1, 2014                     

The place of the event – kibbutz Ein Dor near Afula and Mount Tabor

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Program cost:

All 3 days workshop /2 nights

          290 $ in room for  2 (Includes breakfast, lunch & dinner )

                        260 $ in room for  3-4 (Includes breakfast, lunch & dinner ). 


About the workshop: After the collaborativeworkshop "Zen in Daily Life" in Kiev in 2013 Vladimir Starikov, Danny Waxman and his students will lead  the Zen workshop in Israel, based on the teaching "Zen in Stillness and Movement". The purpose of the workshop is to guide people to recognition of their inner nature by means of zazen in stillness and in motion and in such a way to maintain in them responsibility as members of the society and in mutual aid.

About teachers: 



 Mr. Dan Waxman is a layman Soto-Zen teacher. He is an indoor disciple of the Zen-teacher Prof. Masunaga Reiho. He went to Japan in 1958, and there learned, Zen, Jodo, and Ninjutsu, for 13 years, between the years 1958-1984. He was born in 1936 and has three children. He also holds 6th Dan degree from the Kodokan Judo institute and a 15th Dan in Bujinkan Ninjutsu.


Vladimir Starikov (Kiev, Ukraine) began to do meditation and yoga practice under the guidance of Oleg Vetrov in 1999, who was at that time the student of afamous Ukrainian yogi Andrew Siderskiy. In 2002 along with the study course Vladimir began to lead the practice as an instructor. From 2006 till 2010 he was a student and a partner of awell known Ukrainian yogi Slava Smirnov. Vladimir also studied Zen under the guidance of Tenkei Roshi (the Netherlands) and Genki Roshi (the USA) – the followers of Maezumi Roshi. Since August 2011 he has been studying meditation according to the system of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and has already passedpassed three levels of the Program of the Tergar Meditation Community. Vladimir also received the Meditation Teachings of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (Kathmandu, Nepal, 2010) and Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Israel, 2013). In 2010 he became the leader and the instructor of the Zen and Yoga Study Foundation, he is a member of International Zen Association (IZA) of the followers of Deshimaru Roshi.

Vladimir pays special attention to Zen practice in daily life, and in accordance to this practice he began to study and interact creatively with Dany Waxman - the leader of the Soto Zen sangha in Israel ("Zen in Daily Life") and the follower of professor Masunaga.


 Nimrod Bar Am-

Student of Danny Waxman






08:00 – 17.00 // Arrival


17:00 // Introductory meeting


18:00 - 20.00 // Dinner


21:00 // Zazen


22:00 // Lights-out





07:00 – 07:30 // Zazen


07:30 – 08:00 // Yoga


08:15 – 10:00 // Breakfast


11:00 – 11:30 // Zazen, lecture – Inbal Tepper


11:30 – 13:00 // Zazen, Judo and Ninjutsu – Dany Waxman


13:00 – 14.30 // Lunch


15:00 – 16:00 // Yoga with Vladimir Starikov


16:30 – 17:00 // Zazen, lecture – Nimrod Bar-Am


17:30 – 19:00 // Judo and Ninjutsu with Eli Ben-Zaken


19:30 – 21:00 // Dinner


21:30 – 23:00 // Meeting around a fire


23:30 // Lights-out





08:30 – 09:00 // Zazen


09:00 – 10:30 // Breakfast


11:30 – 12:00 // Zazen, lecture – Danny Waxman


12:00 – 13:00 // Yoga with Vladimir Starikov


13:00 – 14:30 // Dinner


15:00 // Closing meeting, questions and answers