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 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.
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
Latin America and Europe unite for the Sesshin of La Plata, online with Zoom the 9th and 10th May 2020 !
Zen meditation : next sesshin
Zen can also be more intensively practised during sesshins (Zen retreats). Sesshins are planned throughout the year, during extended weekends which coincide with vacations and culminate with the summer camp consisting of three sessions of 10 days. Many of the sesshins take place in our temple Yujo Nyusanji, in the splendid regional park of Caroux in the south of France and at the templo Shobogenji in Argentina.
From Saturday 03 October to Sunday 04 October 2020 (arrivals the evening before). This sesshin will take place in Temple zen Yujo Nyusanji. the nun Muriel Moku Ko Malvolti will be responsible of teaching.