Discovering the practice of Soto Zen, learning to meditate and finding a place of practice in a town or in a monastery.
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A seventeen day retreat in spring 2015. Experience zen meditation (zazen) and a retreat in a buddhist monastery. It is also possible to come for just a few days...
Release of the documentary " Zazen : Pratique de la méditation zen" - RUNNING TIME 26 MINUTES - More info…
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A documentary film " ZAZEN, pratique de la MEDITATION ZEN". Running time 26 minutes - directed by Stanislas Wang-Genh. Watch the trailer ... share the news !
This two day retreat is especialy designed for people who have never practiced buddhist meditation before or started very recently. The program alternates periods of zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), teaching and ritual meals taken in silence. Participants will thus experience all aspects of a traditional soto zen retreat as it has been transmitted to us across the centuries and penetrating all aspects of daily life.
All the activities organised in 2015 at the zen monastery are detailed in the new program.
48 colour pages with informatio, numerous photos, etc... plus the addresses and web sites of zen dojos connected to the monastery.
Zazen, seated meditation
Zazen, seated meditation, is the practice which allowed the Buddha to attain enlightenment 2600 years ago. It is the heart of Zen Buddhism, during which attention is placed on the exact alignment of the posture, the natural flow of the breath, and the rise and fall of thoughts. Zazen is also known as Shikantaza or simply sitting. Regular practice of zazen generates a peaceful mind, a clear spirit, and can create true stability in the midst of the many challenges inherent in human existence. The secret of Zen is to simply sit, without goals or expectations of profit, while focused on the seated posture.
Ryumon Ji Monastery : Dragon Gate temple of the Ancient Mountain
Situated betwen a vast forest of several thousand acres and the small village of Weiterswiller (50 km north of Strasbourg), Ryumon Ji Monastery consists of several buildings at the centre of which lies the Buddhist chapel. There is also a vegetable garden, a flower garden, a garden of medicinal herbs, and a rock garden.
Master Deshimaru Roshi
The house of Dâna is a three-floor building located in the enclosure of the Ryumon Ji monastery.
There is a Buddhist chapel on the top floor, accessible from the street and open to the public. On this floor, there is also a room for teaching and kesa sewing. The ground floor houses the dojo (meditation room), surrounded by wooden terraces and a stone garden. The basement is reserved for various works with a workshop and storage rooms.
Sitz : Offenburg
Vorsitzender : Konrad Tenkan Beck
Postanschrift : Förderkreis Ryumonji
c/o Beck Marktplatz 3 D 91438 Bad Windsheim
mail : beck-buero(at)web.de
Bitte sprechen Sie uns an, wenn Sie Ansprechpartner suchen in den Dojos oder im Ryumon Ji. Gerne stehen wir für allgmeine Auskünfte zur Verfügung.