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 09 June until Sunday 10 June 2018

Dojo Zen de Barcelona

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 09 June (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 10 June 2018, in Dojo Zen de Barcelona.

Dojo Zen de Barcelona

Somos practicantes de zazen (meditación zen), pertenecientes a la Kosen Sangha, linaje Soto Zen del Maestro Mokudo Taisen Deshimaru. Fundado en octubre de 1999 en el barrio de Gràcia, el Dojo Zen de Barcelona Ryokan es una asociación sin ánimo de lucro, dedicada a enseñar y fomentar la auténtica práctica de la meditación zen.

Proponemos un espacio de práctica silencioso y tranquilo (dojo) en el que tanto principiantes como antiguos monjes y monjas puedan practicar juntos y compartir su experiencia. Se realizan introducciones gratuitas a la meditación zen todos los sábados a las 10hs.

Además de los horarios de práctica semanal el dojo organiza jornadas de práctica intensiva un sábado al mes, así como sesshin y una semana de práctica en Catalunya, Zen y Playa, a finales de agosto.

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Tordera 18, bajos 2da, 08012 Barcelona - Tel. 717718517

How to come

- Metro:

  • L5 y L2: Sagrada Familia
  • L5: Sant Pau/Dos de Maig

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