The Buenos Aires zen dojo is an authentic and traditional Zen dojo dedicated to the daily practice of Zen.
The responsible has received monk or nun ordination, and practice the main sesshins within the Kosen Sangha.
The dojo welcomes anybody wishing to discover the practice of zazen, in the spirit transmitted by Master Deshimaru.
On the days and times shown below, the Dojo is opened for the practice of Zazen. Zazen lasts around an hour and a half. We ask you to arrive 10 minutes in advance to prepare yourself for Zazen.
Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen
The beginners' course takes place each Saturday, 10:00
During the beginners' course, you will be shown the different sorts of meditation exercises which are traditionally practiced in an authentic Zen Dojo : Zazen, Kin-Hin, Sampaï, Gassho.
You will be assisted in the practice of these various exercises by zen monks or advanced practitioners. You will also learn about proper behaviour and attitude in a Dojo during meditation.
The course lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a 1 hour Zazen. This is free of charge. No need to register in advance. Just dress in loose fitting, dark clothes.
The dojo is closed during the monthly national sesshins. You can see here the sesshin schedule for South America.
On holidays the only zazen of the day is at 11 am.
Address : Scalabrini Ortiz 575 1ro B 1414 BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA
By subway: take the B line until Malabia station, in Corrientes avenue and Malabia street. Walk by Corrientes av. two blocks until Gurruchaga st. There take a left turn and walk a blck and a half.
By bus: a lot of buses leave near by.
In Camargo y Serrano lines 71, 65, 63.
In Corrientes Av. and Scalabrini Ortiz Av. lines 15, 141, 168, 71, 110 and others.
In Olaya st. and Tres arroyos st. (Gurruchaga st. crossing Warnes Av.) line 42.
By bike: you can come riding a bike and keep inside the dojo in the front desk. Except on Saturdays because we are too many and we leave the bikes in one of the Parking lots close to the dojo: one on Gurruchaga st. between Corrientes av. and Camargo st., another one on Padilla st. between Gurruchaga st. and Acevedo st. and there are plenty others. They charge you around $1(peso) per hour (the legal price is 10% of a car's price per hour).
If you have any doubts ask as by mail in english or spanish, or only in spanish by phone.
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