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Méditation zen : la prochaine sesshin

La pratique de la méditation zen s'organise également autour de périodes plus intensives nommées sesshins. Les sesshins sont planifiées au cours de l'année, durant des week-ends prolongés alignés sur les vacances, et culminent au camp d'été qui dure trois sessions de 10 jours.

Nombre de ces sesshins se déroulent au temple Yujo Nyusanji, dans le splendide parc régional du Caroux, au sud de la France, et au temple Shobogenji en Argentine.

Ceci est le reflet de notre Sangha établie dans les deux hémisphères.

Dates de la sesshin (arrivée la veille au soir):
28/12/2014 to 01/01/2015
Cette sesshin se déroule au Temple zen de Yujo Nyusanji.
Master Kosen Thibaut sera responsable de l'enseignement.

29 & 30 November, zen weekend / sesshin led by...

2014, time to zen. Young wisdom for a modern society. Introduction of the practice of zen with Master Kosho at the European Zen Center in Amsterdam.Program of this weekend:Young wisdom for a modern...

2014, time to zen. Young wisdom for a modern society. Introduction of the practice of zen with Master Kosho at the European Zen Center in Amsterdam.  Program of this weekend:  Young wisdom for a modern society. Lecture with Master Kosho. Thursday 27 November, 8:00 - 9:30 PM  Introduction to the practice (for starters). Friday 28 November, 8:00 - 9:00 PM  Zen weekend / sesshin led by Master Kosho.  Saturday 29 November, 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM  Sunday 30 November, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM  At the European Zen Center, Va

Eko - Sutra of gratitude to the Great Masters of...

This sutra is a commemoration of the great masters. Although, not all the Budhhas and Patriarchs are mentioned in this brief recitation, the most important patriarchs of our Soto tradition such as...

Grand master Bodhidharma, founding ancestor

Biography of Zen Master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253) -...

Master Nyojo was a demanding and rigourous person. One day, during the course of a sesshin, Dogen had a great shock. While seated in zazen his neighbour fell asleep on his zafu. Nyojo exclaimed in a...

Sesshin with Master Soko Leroux, 14 y 15 June in...

The European Zen Center in Amsterdam organice a sesshin led by Master Soko Leroux.The teachings will be translated into Dutch. The sesshin starts with the arrival of the master on Friday evening with...

Sesshin with Master Soko Leroux, 14 y 15 June in Amsterdam.

Ji ho san shi: To all the buddahs, past, present and...

This sutra, which closes the ceremony, is recited as a sign of gratitude to the buddahs and the patriarchs. The Ji ho San Shi is generally done together with sampaï, three prostrations.  ...

Ji ho san shi: to all buddhas past, present and future...

The Fueko sutra: the small Eko

This sutra is a universal invocation wishing that all sentient beings should awaken to the Way of the Budhha. The Fueko is recited at the time of the short evening cermeony which closes...

Fueko sutra: the small Eko

Biography of Zen master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253)

Dogen was born in 1200, in Uji, close to Kyoto. His father belonged to the Minamoto clan and was descended from emperor Murakami (947-967). During this epoch Japan was going through a time of...

Biography of Master Kodo Sawaki

Kôdô Sawaki was born on the 16th. of June, 1880 into a well-off family of seven brothers, near to the  shrine at Ise. He was called Tsaikichi. When he was five years old, his...