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November 2017

Winter Camp

27 November, 2017 @ 19:00 - 7 January, 2018 @ 16:00

Master Barbara Kosen will be conducting the traditional Winter Camp, a retreat to mark the transition to the New Year, from December 28 until January 1st, at Shorin-ji Zen Temple. Wednesday December 27: Arrival during the afternoon. Opening dinner around 21:00 hours. Thursday 28: Preparation for the Sesshin, moving forward to an increasing recurrence to Zazen. Friday 29 - Saturday 30: Sesshin -intensive Zazen- until Friday midnight and beyond. Sunday 31: Rest, breakfast and samu. Special New Year’s Eve dinner at 21:30. Approaching 00:00 hours: transit into…

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December 2017


December 2 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012 España
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At the start of each month Mokusan Dojo holds a free initiation class to Zen practice, i.e. Zazen, aimed at those who visit a Zen dojo for the first time. Zazen is the posture of the Buddha’s Awakening. It is necessary to receive advice from an experimented practitioner in order to attain the exact posture. Very precise instructions about body, breathing and mental attitude will be provided, and also experimented along 30 concentrated, silent and still minutes. Besides, as the…

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Buddha’s Satori Sesshin

December 5 @ 20:00 - December 10 @ 16:00
SHORIN-JI (GPS: N 40 09.394 + W 5 25.145), Shorin-ji Templo Zen
Villanueva de la Vera, Cáceres España
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  A remembrance of Shakyamuni Buddha’s Enlightenment. He realized his true nature sitting in zazen under the Bodhi tree. This attainment was already present in his determination to sit and give up everything; we ourselves bring this to date from the very moment we decide to go to a sesshin in order to practice and experience the same. A sesshin basically consist of practicing Zazen deeply as it was transmitted  by Shakyamuni, all Patriarchs from India and China and all Zen Masters…

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