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 2020

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.

Informations and registration


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


Zen Meditation Zen y Playa IX Catalunya end of August

Zen y Playa IX

The Ryokan Dojo Zen de Barcelona organizes the 9th Week of Zen Practice in Catalonia, Zen y Playa IX. Led by Master Soko from Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 of august, it takes place in a well equipped country house surrounded by nature near the Empúries beach (Costa Brava). VIDEO    




Kosen Sangha : zazen, sesshins and samu this spring

Kosen Sangha : zazen, sesshins and samu this spring

Letter to the Sangha from Christophe Ryurin Desmur : The Kosen Sangha has had to adapt to the situation which requires us to practice each of us alone at home, but also, for many of us, together during the Zazen organized on Zoom. The Zazen on Saturday morning at 12 noon thus links a large part of the Sangha to Master Kosen.