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

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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 practicing 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 !
 

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.

Winter Camp 2016
Dates de la sesshin (arrivée la veille au soir):
28/12/2016 to 01/01/2017
Cette sesshin se déroule au Temple zen de Yujo Nyusanji.
Master Kosen Thibaut sera responsable de l'enseignement.

Kusens de Maitre Kosen au dojo de Montpellier

Écoutez les kusens (enseignement oral dans le dojo) de Maitre Kosen au dojo zen de Montpellier.

Transmission of the Dharma at the Shobogenji Temple

The Kosen Sangha now counts with a new Zen Master in its ranks. At the end of October 2016, Master Kosen transmitted the Dharma to the monk Toshiro Taigen Yamauchi, descendant of the Fujiwara clan,...

Transmission du Dharma au temple Shobogenji

Introduction to zen meditation in Amsterdam

The Mei Ran Zen Dojo in Amsterdam proposes free introduction to the zen meditation every sunday 10.00 - 11.00The introduction will be follwed by a meditation with other practitioners from 11.00 to 12...

Mei Ran Zen Dojo (Amsterdam)

The zen Bar

A bar in the temple? During the summer camp's preparation days, a bar is opened,  both before lunch and in the evening. People can meet and talk, while having a tasty draught beer, which is...

Mâitre Kosen, kampai prés du nouveau pont, 3eme session 2015

Zazen despedida del maestro Soko de BsAs y...

On tuesday 2/24 we will reopen the dojo and practice zazen at 6.50 am. It will be conducted by master Soko as his last activity in Argentina. We will have guenmai and then make a toast. We are...

Soko en el dojo zen de buenos aires, primer zazen de marzo

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.