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 15 September until Sunday 16 September 2018

zen dojo Göteborg


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 15 September (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 16 September 2018, in zen dojo Göteborg.

zen dojo Göteborg

This dojo is led by the nun Rei Femenias Kiku , who received Dharma transmission of Master Kosen in April 2015 . Zazen takes place three times a week; Adress is  distansgatan 59, in  flatås near Frölunda Torg , 350m from the tram stop Nymilsgatan (Tram  1,7,8) . If you want to start practicing , do not hesitate to contact us via email form or leave an sms to 00 46 735570048, we will arrange a 30mm initiation. We also organize zazen morning followed by sauna in the afternoon, and a sesshin usually  by the sea side. Our zazen is open on the whole planet via the zoom video conference software. Check www.zazenathome.org for the details about how to connect.

Paula et son équipe de cuisine pendant le camp d'été 2016 Practice at Goteborg zen dojo sesshin at strandbynas

Address

Distansgatan 59, Vastra Frolunda 42170 Goteborg - Tel. 0046735570048

How to come

There are three tram 1,7 and 8 stopping at Nymilsgatan stop, then 350m walk . You can also park your car right in front.


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