ango: living together in happiness

ango: living together in happiness
Ango is the name for the period during the rainy season in India when the Buddha’s Sangha gathered together to practice the teachings. It was a time of living in community developing the spirit of Awakening by means of simple actions like sitting, walking, standing or lying, in harmony with the rest. Certainly, during the summer vacations, instead of keeping ourselves busy scattering our energies and spirit all over the place, we can concentrate on practicing the Way, even if only for the profound harmony that binds the whole group after several days…Read [+]

THE ZEN INSTANT 2018

THE ZEN INSTANT 2018
THE ZEN INSTANT 2018 – VII PHOTO INTERNATIONAL CONTEST   You will be able to participate with one unique unpublished photograph reproducing the Zen philosophy and esthetic associated with the practice of the Way and the here and now. The contest “THE ZEN INSTANT 2018” conforms to the following conditions: Anyone can participate, with a single photo unpublished, that has not been published in any media, website or social network (unless it has been published in Whatsapp). Participants may submit to the contest 1 photo in JPG format with a maximum of 72…Read [+]

MOKUDO SESSHIN 2018 – CAROUX ZEN TEMPLE YUJO NIUSANJI

MOKUDO SESSHIN 2018 – CAROUX ZEN TEMPLE YUJO NIUSANJI
Zen Simple Assise, the network of Sanghas descended from Master Taisen Deshimaru’s Lineage, organizes the so called Mokudo Sesshin, each year at a different Temple on the dates marking the anniversary of the Master’s passing. Joining the energy and experience of the Master’s heirs together with the practice of followers old and new, these encounters are intended to spread the transmitted practice, retaking the spirit of the original sangha. The 2018 Mokudo Sesshin will be held from April 27 to May 1 at Yujo Niusanji Zen Temple, one of the founded by Master…Read [+]

WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR

WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR
LETTER FROM MASTER BARBARA KOSEN
Dear friend, You see…. This new year will be the same as the previous one, and therefore always anew. Birth or death, love or split, success or failure, money or debt, friendship or antagonism, truth or corruption, it is always difficult to keep a balance that bring us happiness. How can we obtain freedom from this floating world where we are never certain about what is going to happen to us next? In my youth, I received the answer from Master Taisen Deshimaru, through the practice of the Way of Zen, the Zazen-Decision,…Read [+]

THE WAY IN CUBA

THE WAY IN CUBA
On the 24th transportation for the 27th had been canceled and it didn’t look like anything could be done about that. I told  the few who were interested that everything would be all right, to not loose hope, that something better would be arranged for. On Saturday morning I did zazen. When we left the Dojo we, Julito and Dayan, went for a coffee. We arranged with somebody who owns a bus to come to the Dojo on Monday the 27th at 8 in the morning. This is how we left on a…Read [+]

A Dome for the Sangha

A Dome for the Sangha
A year ago there began at Shorin-Ji a project to build a dome to be used as bedchamber, a comfortable sleeping accommodation situated at an open space in the woods of the new yard. The dome consists of a geodesic cupola, of which the original model was invented and patented by architect Richard Buckminster Fuller in the 50’s. The half-round structure of the dome is erected from triangles formed by iron bars cut to measure, with a wooden platform serving as base of the whole structure, supported by pillars to prevent moisture and…Read [+]

THE ZEN INSTANT 2017 – VI Photo International Contest

THE ZEN INSTANT 2017 – VI Photo International Contest
The Barbara Kosen Zen Sangha organises a Photograph Contest open to all practitioners and supporters of Zen Buddhism, and photograph lovers.
You will be able to participate with one unique unpublished photograph reproducing the Zen philosophy and esthetic associated with the practice of the Way and the here and now. The contest "THE ZEN INSTANT 2017" conforms to the following conditions: Anyone can participate, with a single photo unpublished, that has not been published in any media, website or social network (unless it has been published in Whatsapp). Participants may submit to the contest 1 photo in JPG format with a maximum of 72 dpi resolution. The photo must be sent to the address…Read [+]
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