The Dijon zen dojo is an authentic and traditional Zen dojo dedicated to the daily practice of Zen.
The responsible has received monk or nun ordination, and practice the main sesshins within the Kosen Sangha.
The dojo welcomes anybody wishing to discover the practice of zazen, in the spirit transmitted by Master Deshimaru.
This dojo is directed by Master Jomon Julien
A zen nun since 1984, Françoise Jomon Julien is the founder and director of the Zen Dojo in Dijon.
She began practicing Zen in 1979 and in 1981 she received the Bodhisattva ordination from Master Deshimaru.
Françoise Julien is a disciple of Master Kosen, from whom she received the Shiho, (Dharma transmission), in 2015.
She is deeply involved in the development of the work of Master Kosen.
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.
Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen
The beginners' course takes place each Monday, 10:00
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.
In the center of Dijon, You can discover and deepen the practice of zazen. Whether you are experienced, beginner, you are all welcome. The dojo is open for all those who seek to give a higher dimension to their life, through the practice of zazen.