Paris Sesshin june 2017

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 17 June until Sunday 18 June 2017

Paris Zen Dojo


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 Rei Kiku Femenias

Maître Rei Kiku Femenias

The nun Rei Kiku, Paula Femenias started zazen in 1990 in Sweden, and for years she followed Master Kosen to Amsterdam and Montpellier. Since 2011 she is back in Sweden where she leads a zazen group. Paula is married and has two children, she works and continues to follow Master Kosen and the practice at Temple Yujo Nyusanji.

 

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 17 June (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 18 June 2017, in Paris Zen Dojo.

Paris Zen Dojo

 
Founded in 1999, the Paris Zen Dojo is a simple, quiet and friendly place. It was founded by the zen nun Josy Thibaut.
 
An early disciple of master Taisen Deshimaru, then of his successor, Master Kosen, Josy has been practicing the silent sitting meditation more than 30 years. She taught the zazen practice with great compassion, especially to beginners.
 
The nuns, monks and practitioners trained by Josy, continued in the spirit of openness, simplicity, dynamism that was his, and after his disappearance in July 2017, to practice zazen but also to transmit the teaching of master Kosen.
 
The sunday morning, practitioners find themselves in the tranquility of a pretty courtyard in the 6th arrondissement of Paris between the Odeon and Saint-Michel stations.

The zen nun Josy Thibaut Josy Thibaut en zazen au temple Yujo Nyusanji La reine
Groupe zen de paris Groupe zen de paris Temple

Address

Dojo Zen Paris, (Salle Staff 18) 50 rue Labat 75018 Paris. 75018 PARIS - Tel. 06 98 11 73 38

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We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 55 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :70 €

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The monk without abode Discover the inalienable life Which is without comings or goings That is the practice of the Way Then they will gain access to the right view And your ego will not be a transient I But an eternal I If one has not awakened to this It is useless to have been born into this world

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