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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fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
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 !

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.

Winter Camp 2017-2018

From Thursday 28 December to Monday 01 January 2018 (arrivals the evening before). This sesshin will take place in Temple zen Yujo Nyusanji. Master Kosen Thibaut will be responsible of teaching.

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


La maitre zen Gyu Ji, responsable du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji

An autumn at Yujo Nyusanji Zen temple

Ingrid Gyu Ji has been in charge of the Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple since this autumn, taking over from Master Kosho Loic Vuillemin. Here is some news of this first autumn at the Zen temple in the Montains of Caroux. All the samu was performed with help of many members of the Kosen Sangha.






Mei Ran Zen Dojo (Amsterdam)

Introduction to zen meditation in Amsterdam

The Mei Ran Zen Dojo in Amsterdam proposes free introduction to the zen meditation every sunday 10.00 - 11.00 The introduction will be follwed by a meditation with other practitioners from 11.00 to 12.30.

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

The zen Bar

Gijs, from Amsterdam, responsible of the bar during the summer camp 2015, at the Yujo Nyuzanji temple, transmits his sucessfull experience.

 

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 28 December 2017 to 01 January 2018 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Winter Camp 2017-2018


However deep our understanding of abstruse ideas may beit is like a hair in the immensity of space.As great as our experience of things of the worldit is like a drop in an immeasurable abyss.

Tokusan

Donate to the Sangha

You can contribute to the Yujo Nyusanji zen temple sustainable forest management and conservation plan


Mondo

Questions to zen Master Kosen

Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

Follow his teachings in the Montpellier Zen dojo and in the great sesshins at Yujo Nyusanji zen temple


Kusens

Listen to and download last teachings (in french) of Master Kosen in Montpellier's dojo