The Thonon zen dojo gathers each week, to practice a genuine zazen following the tradition and spirit transmitted by master Taisen Deshimaru, in a place arranged as a dojo.

The person in charge has received the ordination of zen monk or nun, and practices the main sesshins, within the kosen sangha. Any person wishing to discover and practize zazen is welcome.

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
Monday07:00 
Wednesday  18:30
Friday07:00 

Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen

The beginners' course takes place each Monday,

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.

Address : 2 rue des Italiens, le Directoire, 74200 THONON FRANCE

Address : 2 rue des Italiens, le Directoire, 74200 THONON FRANCE

Tel. : 06 83 14 75 14

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