The Mei Ran Zen Dojo in Amsterdam proposes free introduction to the zen meditation every sunday 10.00 - 11.00 The introduction will be follwed by a meditation with other practitioners from 11.00 to 12.30.
Gijs, from Amsterdam, responsible of the bar during the summer camp 2015, at the Yujo Nyuzanji temple, transmits his sucessfull experience.
On tuesday 2/24 we will reopen the dojo and practice zazen at 6.50 am. It will be conducted by master Soko as his last activity in Argentina. We will have guenmai and then make a toast. We are all invited to enjoy the Way practicing together.
29 & 30 November, zen weekend / sesshin led by Master Kosho, at the European Zen Center in Amsterdam
2014, time to zen. Young wisdom for a modern society. Introduction of the practice of zen with Master Kosho at the European Zen Center in Amsterdam. Program of this weekend:
This sutra is a commemoration of the great masters.
Master Nyojo was a demanding and rigourous person.
The European Zen Center in Amsterdam organice a sesshin led by Master Soko Leroux. The teachings will be translated into Dutch. The sesshin starts with the arrival of the master on Friday evening with a joined meal and ends on in the afternoon on Sunday 15 with a celebrity lunch.
This sutra, which closes the ceremony, is recited as a sign of gratitude to the buddahs and the patriarchs. The Ji ho San Shi is generally done together with sampaï, three prostrations.
This sutra is a universal invocation wishing that all sentient beings should awaken to the Way of the Budhha. The Fueko is recited at the time of the short evening cermeony which closes the day.
Dogen was born in 1200, in Uji, close to Kyoto.
This short sutra represents the ideal of the bodhisattva consisting of it's four fundamental vows, whose first vow - to save all sentient beings - contains the other three.
Called the Heart Sutra because it represents the heart of the great wisdom, it was written between the first and the sixth century A.D. Common to all the different forms of budhhism, it is certainly the most well known of the sutras.
Also called the Kesa sutra, the Takkesa Ge is sung as a sign of veneration for the kesa, the Buddha's robe. Before putting on the kesa, we place it above us, on our head, silently reciting the Takkesa Ge three times.
Mahayana Buddhism spawned numerous sutras. Some are especially alive because they are still recited every morning after zazen - in all dojos.