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April 2019

Mokudo Sesshin

April 30 @ 20:00 - May 5 @ 16:00
150€

I wish to teach you Zen in its pure and true essence, which is not directed to the mind but to the whole being, by means of practice. Taisen Deshimaru   It will take place in Shorin-ji from May 1 to 5. Arrivals are to be made on April 30 in the evening. With the ocassion of this sesshin we pay homage to master Taisen Deshimaru, who passed on April 30, 1982. The impact of his mission in Europe was…

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June 2019

ZAZEN PLUS AND ASSEMBLY

June 15 @ 08:00 - 13:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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15€

ZAZEN PLUS = MORE ZAZEN Master Bárbara Kosen leads. Flow of activities as follows: First Zazen sitting with a Kin-hin in between, finishing with the ceremony and Hannya Shingyo chanting. Afterwards a restorative Guenmai (traditional rice gruel) accompanied with Busho Kapila (Sutra chanted during meals). A short pause for washing bowls and going to the toilet. We will carry on with more Zazen and Kin-hin between sittings. Having some experience in Zazen practice is required, or at least having received…

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Zen Calligraphy Workshop 2019

June 29 @ 10:00 - June 30 @ 14:00
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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70€

Workshop on Zen Calligraphy imparted by Zen monk, master and calligrapher Christophe Ryurin Desmur on June 29 and 30 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 (10:00-14:00 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…

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July 2019

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – JULY

July 6 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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Free

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 time lapses before and after Zazen…

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KESA SESSHIN

July 12 @ 20:00 - July 14 @ 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€

July, 13 and 14. Shorin-ji Zen temple 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…

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August 2019

ANGO – Summer Camp, First Session

August 1 @ 21:00 - August 9 @ 17:00
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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300€

ANGO means "living together in happiness" in Japanese. During a month, we will continue the tradition that started with Shakyamuni Buddha, who gathered his disciples together during the rainy season in order to live and practice together. The Ango will be lead by master Bárbara Kosen, who practices the Ango tradition for over 40 years. The Ango, also called "Summer Camp", will be held during three sessions of 9 days during the month of August. One session consists of:  Preparation,…

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