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.

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