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?
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 2016 : 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.
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
29 & 30 November, zen weekend / sesshin led by Master Kosho, at the European Zen Center in Amsterdam