A sesshin is a period dedicated to meditation zen, zazen : sitting meditation in the traditional posture of lotus, practised by human being since prehistory. Time of a sesshin, join Master Kosen sangha and discover o deepen zazen practice.

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 March until Sunday 10 March 2024

Dijon 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 Maître Gyu Ji Igelnick

Maître Gyu Ji Igelnick

 

Ingrid Igelnick came across Zen and met Master Deshimaru in 1978. In 1984, she received the nun ordination by Master Kosen, of whom she received the transmission of the Shiho in 2015.

Parallel to this, she has trained in shiatsu (Zen massage) and she has created Soi-Zen, a clothing workshop for kimonos and kolomos.

She practices zen with her Master since 1992 and assists him in his mission. She has been leading sesshins for several years and also teaches the sewing of the kesa.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 09 March (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 10 March 2024, in Dijon zen dojo.

Dijon zen dojo

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Address

15 rue Charles Poisot 21000 Dijon - Tel. 06 68 26 14 83

How to come

Informations

We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 60 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :80 €

The meal is included (the lower price is for people who earn less than the minimum income)

  • Reception friday evening from 6:30 p.m.
  • Meals on site around 8:30 p.m.
  • Reception on the saturday from 7 a.m.
  • 1st zazen at 7:30 a.m.
  • End on the sunday after lunch

Informations and registration : 06 68 26 14 83

dojozendijon@gmail.com


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