THE SECRET OF ZEN
IS ZAZEN
The great sitting of buddhas and patriarchs
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Hishiryo
Beyond thought
Sitting in Lotus
Concentrated in posture and breathing
Let the thoughts pass
fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
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Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple
A haven of peace in the heart of Languedoc
Come to practice
the great sitting of buddhas
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Touch the mind
SESSHIN
Become intimate with oneself
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A period dedicated to
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intensive practice of
concentration in the acts of everyday's life by manual and collective labour,
Zazen
in the dojo
Samu

Welcome to Zen Deshimaru

This website contains the expression of living Zen Buddhism, transmitted in the West by Master Deshimaru to his disciple Kosen. What is Zen Buddhism ?

Do you want to learn about zen?

Read our articles What is Zen?, What is being Zen? Browse through the hundreds of questions and answers by Master Deshimaru and Master Kosen and watch the many videos and animations...

The secret of Zen is practising Zazen, that is why we recommend looking at the list of Dojos where you can practice and receive the traditional and authentic teaching of Zen.

Enjoy reading these articles and see you soon on a Zafu !

Summer Camp 2019 : 4 sessions of zen meditation practice

The summer camp, Ango  : stay in peace ... A tradition initiated by Shakyamuni Buddha, the summer camp is a retreat in which you can concentrate on zazen, zen meditation practice.

Summer Camp 2019

The summer camp is divided into 4 sessions of about ten days each , each session is made up of :

a preparatory phase in which 2 or 3 zazens and Master Kosen's teachings take place every day in the dojo
practical teachings about Zen taught by experienced disciples
samu : traditional temple daily activities: Zen cooking, gardening, cleaning up and Kesa sewing
various other activities: yoga, do-in, shiatsu, aïkido, etc..
a sesshin : intensive practice period with 4 zazens a day. Sesshin means “touching the spirit”, becoming intimate with oneself, concentrating on the unified boy and mind in zazen.


Kosen Sangha : sesshins, zazen's days of practice, news


Cartel Zen y Playa VIII

Zen y Playa VIII

The Ryokan Dojo de Barcelona organizes the 8th Week of Zen Practice in Catalonia, Zen y Playa VIII. Led by Master Soko from Sunday 25 of august to Sunday 1 of September, it takes place in a well equipped country house surrounded by nature near the Empúries beach (Costa Brava).



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Zen y Playa VII : zen practice in a natural place

The Ryokan Dojo de Barcelona organizes the 7th Week of Zen Practice in Catalonia, Zen y Playa VII. Led by Master Soko from Sunday 26 of august to Sunday 2 of September it takes place in a well equipped country house surrounded by nature near the Empúries beach (Costa Brava).


Forums des talents Kosen Sangha :  Aidez à promouvoir le zazen de Deshimaru !

Kosen Sangha Skills Forums

You're a zazen practitioner with established knowledge,  and You’re eager to put your knowledge and know-how at the service of the Sangha? Join one of the following Thematic forums for discussion to move the Sangha forward, together.

La maitre zen Gyu Ji, responsable du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji

An autumn at Yujo Nyusanji Zen temple

Ingrid Gyu Ji has been in charge of the Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple since this autumn, taking over from Master Kosho Loic Vuillemin. Here is some news of this first autumn at the Zen temple in the Montains of Caroux. All the samu was performed with help of many members of the Kosen Sangha.