Founded in 1999, the Paris Zen Dojo is a simple, quiet and friendly place. It is animated by the zen nun Josy Thibaut.
An early disciple of Master Taisen Deshimaru, then of his successor Master Kosen, Josy practices the silent sitting meditation since more than 30 years. She teaches the zazen practice with great compassion, especially to beginners.

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.

Thursday  19:15

Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen

The beginners' course takes place each Monday, 10:30

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.

cours d'introduction à la pratique de zazen sur demande seulement. 45 minutes avant les zazen de lundi et mercredi. Merci de vous inscrire suffisamment à l'avance par téléphone

Address : Studio Le Regard du Cygne, 210 rue de Belleville 75020 PARIS FRANCE

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Address : Studio Le Regard du Cygne, 210 rue de Belleville 75020 PARIS FRANCE

Tel. : 06 01 59 48 81

Website : Paris Zen Group

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Next sesshin : from 28 September 2019 to 29 September 2019 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

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