Question

What is a sesshin? I am a begginer, I suffer tremendous pain in Zazen
and have not achieved a right posture. Going to the sesshin could help
or I have to be more apt ?

Answer from Master Kosen

A sesshin could certainly help you. To be up to practice a sesshin, you have to do the first step, it means that it can only be learnt with practice. To be up to practice a sesshin, it is simply the fact to decide to go. Fear at the medical level resides in the back. Consequently it is possible to cure oneself physically in reinforcing the yang in the back. There are all sorts of fears, objective fear, when for example someone wants to attack you, fear of the unconsciousness, psychological fear, fear of the cosmic order as said by Master Deshimaru. It is possible to envisage three kinds of therapies: therapy by diverse plants which reinforce the kidneys, or quite simply psychotherapy which helps you to discover an ancient and profound problem, which creates communication problems and fears in facing others. And in any way, if you practice zazen, it reinforces at the same time the back and helps you to understand yourselves more profoundly. It is then a very good solution.

Mondo On the same theme : Practice


Summer camp

I've been practising zazen irregularly, and not lately, anyway.Do you think that attending an eight day session without being much prepared is realistic?I'm afraid I would feel like a stranger, even bother, because I would not know the protocol, the etiquette, the good manners, in a way. . .I've read the testimony of a practitioner ...

Why do some practice zazen, while others don't?

I cannot understand why I've been drawn to zazen, 10 years ago, whereas my friends or my relatives are in no way interested in the practice. . . What drives people to sit in zazen and think it's only evident and natural, whereas others don't give a damn about it? Are they already awakened?
...

Loneliness

I've started a spiritual quest years ago and I realize that I've progressively departed from everything and everybody. Though my practice brought me deeper understanding, I do not feel as connected to life and to others. What should I do?
...

Motivation

Master Kosen, Some people have an innate motivation and need little effort to practice, while for others, it is just the other way round. How can one develop a strong motivation? Thanks.
...

London

Hi there, bonjour... I practise my sitting twice/thrice a day.Love the sit. Best thing in my life. Go to a small group once a week too, part of white plum org. No probs with that. was wondering though if you guys were ever considering setting up a branch of your sangha in London?
...



To know more about mondo

You may want to see other themes of this mondo online, or ask your own question : see Mondo online : questions to zen Master Kosen Thibaut

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 01 November 2019 to 03 November 2019 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Autumn camp 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier


The beauties transform themselves in clouds and rain The river of the passion of love is deep A hooker and me, A zen practitioner, Are singing on the top of a tower.

Ikkyu

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