Founded in 1999, the Paris Zen Dojo is a simple, quiet and friendly place. It was founded by the zen nun Josy Thibaut.
 
An early disciple of master Taisen Deshimaru, then of his successor, Master Kosen, Josy has been practicing the silent sitting meditation more than 30 years. She taught the zazen practice with great compassion, especially to beginners.
 
The nuns, monks and practitioners trained by Josy, continued in the spirit of openness, simplicity, dynamism that was his, and after his disappearance in July 2017, to practice zazen but also to transmit the teaching of master Kosen.
 
The sunday morning, practitioners find themselves in the tranquility of a pretty courtyard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris between the Odeon and Saint-Michel stations. Every Thursday evening, the Paris Zen Dojo proposes a zazen session in the 14th arrondissement.

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.

 MorningEvening
Thursday  19:00
Sunday  11:00

Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen

The beginners' course takes place each Sunday, 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.

Introductory course on zazen practice on request only. 30 minutes before the zazen on Sunday. Please register well in advance by phone.

Address : Dojo Zen Paris, 20 rue des Grands Augustins. 75006 PARIS FRANCE


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