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 23 May until Sunday 24 May 2015
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.
This sesshin is managed by Master 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 23 May (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 24 May 2015, in Vandrarhem Rörbäck.
The place of the sesshin is the Vandrarhem Rörbäck, at the end of a small road, right by the sea.
Bokenäs, Rörbäck 251 45196 UDDEVALLA - Tel. (+46) 0522-65 01 90