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June 2018

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – JUNE

June 2 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012 España
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Free

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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KESA SESSHIN

June 15 @ 19:00 - June 17 @ 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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60€

In this sesshin we deeply practice zazen and devote the samu time to the sewing of kesa. The kesa is the robe given by the Buddha to his disciples. It is the skin of zazen, it expresses freedom of spirit, the dignity of the posture, happiness without bonds. Through a transformative process, the Buddha’s disciples collected cloths that nobody wanted, the lowliest and dirtiest: rags gnawed by rats, clothes used to cover corpses or soiled by menstrual blood. They washed…

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July 2018

Zen Calligraphy Workshop 2018

July 7 @ 10:00 - July 8 @ 12:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012 España
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70€

Workshop on Zen Calligraphy imparted by Zen monk and calligrapher Christophe Ryurin Desmur on July 7th and 8th at Mokusan Dojo, Madrid. The workshop will take place on Saturday through morning and evening, starting at 10:00 h. after an early morning zazen (8:00 a.m.) -to which attendance is recommended.- and also during the Sunday morning (10:00-12:30 a.m.). Previous experience is not required. Materials needed for the workshop are included. Chinese calligraphy, like Tai Chi or Chi Kung, embodies one of the…

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