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 11 September until Sunday 12 September 2021

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 Le moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Le Moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Senki Fred Gruau has been practicing zazen since 1988, and the Northern Hemisphere Sangha Kosen Summer Camp as a permanent (one month during the summer) since 1989. He was ordained a Zen monk in 1993, by Master Kosen. He has been practicing in his dojo since 1996, in Amsterdam, then in Montpellier, until today.

Luckily, Paula, with whom he will marry, also begins to follow Master Kosen, in Amsterdam, January 1996. Between 1993 and 2001, Fred also took part in the summer camp of the kosen sangha - southern hemisphere, at the Shobogenji temple.

In 2001, he obtained a position as a teacher-researcher, in computer science, at the university. In 2002, birth of Ella, in 2007 birth of Eno, so called because it was a small miracle. Responsible for the website of the kosen Sangha, in cooperation  with Henri Mouillefarine, from 1996 to 2007.

Fred is also passionate about his research project in computer science, on which he has been working since 1995.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 11 September (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 12 September 2021, 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

Address

Distansgatan 59, Vastra Frolunda 42170 Goteborg - Tel. 00 46 31 353 08 38

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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Informations

Price :50 €

Informations : gruau@lri.fr


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