What is a sesshin ?

Touch the mind, become intimate with oneself, concentrating in zazen on the unified body and mind. This teaching was transmitted by Master Taisen Deshimaru.

Neither philosophy, nor ethics, nor religion, the Zen allows us to reach the origin of every philosophy, ethics or religion. Spring of awakening, the Zen transforms our life here and now.

Sesshin means touching the mind, it is a period where we essentially concentrate on zazen, also including samu, concentration on daily chore such as cooking or dish washing. Eventually we may practice yoga, do-in etc.


From Saturday 22 June until Sunday 23 June 2024

Zen Dojo Amsterdam - Gyo Kai


The practice of zazen is the essence of Zen.

Sitting facing the wall on a round cushion (zafu ), the legs in the lotus or semi lotus position, the knees laid down on the ground, the back well straight, the neck stretched, the left hand on the right hand, the edge of the hands on the abdomen, in a total immobility.

The breathing is quiet and the concentration is more directed to the breathing out.

The conscious mind is still, without entertaining nor rejecting the thoughts, we let them pass through the concentration on the posture and the breathing.

Master Deshimaru practising zazen

This sesshin is managed by Master Soko Leroux

Maître Soko Leroux

The Zen Master Soko, Pierre Leroux, found Zen in 1986 in Rennes, France and since then has continued uninterruptedly the practice.

In 1991 Master Kosen ordained him a Zen monk at the Zen Temple La Gendronnière, founded by Master Deshimaru. Tenzo - responsible for the food of the temple of the Kosen Sangha for twelve years, participates since 1995 in the mission of Master Kosen, in Amsterdam. In 1999 he settled in Barcelona and co-founded the Dojo Zen Ryokan de Barcelona.

In 2009 he received the transmission -shiho- from the hand of his Master Kosen, in the Zen Temple Yujo Nyusanji, France. He expands the practice of Zen since 2013 in Mexico and since 2016 in Chile; conducts meditation sessions in Europe, Chile, Mexico and Argentina.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 22 June (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 23 June 2024, in Zen Dojo Amsterdam - Gyo Kai .

Zen Dojo Amsterdam - Gyo Kai

The Zen Dojo Amsterdam has the name Gyo Kai,which means ocean of practice. 

The Dojo is part of the international Kosen Sangha and is under the leadership of master Kosen Thibaut. Shown in the photos, you see people who practice in the dojo, some of them practice on a regular basis and some practice now and again. In the photos you see the following people Anna, Carolien, Ernst, Adrian, Paul, Arnaud, Florian, Jaap, Barbara, Carlos, Patricia, Julia, Gijs and John. Some are monk or non or bosshisatva, others are just to practice.  

We are fathers and mothers, artists, post delivery, psychologist, actrice, musician, architect, coach, filmmaker, teacher, employed or unemployed and all walks of life !!!.

Everyone is very welcome in our dojo to practice zazen.

 

 

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Address

Andreas Bonnstraat 12 1091 AX Amsterdam - Tel. +31 (0)6 444 00 270

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Informations

Price :0 €

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Informations and registration : www.zendojoamsterdam.nl

Phone : +31 (0)6 444 00 270

Email : info@zendojoamsterdam.nl


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