When the monk Kosen awakens Stéphane the man.

Dear Stéphane, You said while answering somebody that it is Stéphane the man who is more important than the monk Kosen because it is him whom must wake up. My question is as follows: when the monk Kosen awakens Stéphane the man, is it then that Master Kosen appears?? Friendly, Laurent
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Obliged to caricature the Easterners.

Aioli that means hello in Provence! Caro Stéphane, On our premises we would say, no it is a guy, I’m right! and the other buddy, says "it seems to me he is not a guy, he is a monk" A fatchedecon! He is dressed in fashion, he is a samurai, or then he is Chinese! Besides he’s got a Bartez haircut done. Without talking cock! I’m not talking...


Zen and sciences

Since the 70' a lot of people have been talking about comparisons that should exist between for instance zen and the physics of the twentieth century - quantum physics and theories of relativity. Do you consider these parallells substantially ? Is there a real growth of knowledge in these fields, the western sciences and the mystics or ...

Nervousness in various circumstances

I sometimes feel very nervous in front of an unexpected situation. Today, for instance, I got almost locked in the bathrooms and felt anxious and nervous. Can zen help me in such situations? How can I fight and avoid them?
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changing karma 2

Hello,Thank you so much for your quick response. I understand what you have said. It is very meaningful to me. My final questions are, how do I develop a sense of importance or confidence when I am so used to being negative about myself? And, do you think that if I or someone makes these positive changes of mind and spirit, that if a ...





The christian faith.

I am a layperson devoted in the Christian faith, I have been feeling for some time now the physical need to know how to meditate better, to look further into my step, to be in sincerity, and this I feel it physically; I have some testimonies of Christian brothers for whom there is no antagonism to be Christian and to practise Zen. I would like ...

the death of my parents (2)

thank you for your kind words of common sense, i am a christian but feelso much sadness when i enter my church, it no longer gives me comfort,in fact it makes me cry, so im searching.... what for i dont know, wheredo i find the conentment and humility that you seem to have where do istart, i want to know more
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Vitality?

Introduction: I have been practicing zazen for 15 years. Dokusho Villalba taught me. I am in the habit of having a very low arterial pressure and it is difficult to activate myself. I suspect that the abdominal breathing, which I already do spontaneously during the whole day, influences the excessive slowering of my metabolism.Question: How can ...

I like to speak with different people of different sanghas...

Hello, Thank you for your answer to my question about spiritual pride. I have just read your answer on the legitimacy of your line compared to the one of the Sotoshu. I only took part in one sesshin with you. That day, I realized that Roland was the one who I wanted to continue this particular relation with, woven starting from ordination. ...

To become your disciple?

I wanted to know what does exactly mean to become your disciple. For example, does he/she need necessarily to become a nun or a monk?I suppose that there are meetings, can you enlighten me a little more please?
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Re-harmonize a situation of conflict.

I would like to know how to re-harmonize a situation of conflict with another person, to be more specific I live with someone and in my house we are two people and have little to say that this person is not very easy to live with, I am aware that naturally I participate with this problem because of my personality. What's more, it is not possible...





Why do some practice zazen, while others don't?

I cannot understand why I've been drawn to zazen, 10 years ago, whereas my friends or my relatives are in no way interested in the practice. . . What drives people to sit in zazen and think it's only evident and natural, whereas others don't give a damn about it? Are they already awakened?
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