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February 2019

SESSHIN IN BARCELONA

23 February, 2019 @ 07:30 - 24 February, 2019 @ 14:30
Dojo Zen de Barcelona Ryokan, C/ Tordera 18
Barcelona, Barcelona 08012 España
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50€

Hon. Master Barbara Kosen will be leading a Sesshin in Barcelona on February 23-24 as guest teacher invited by Dojo Ryokan, also from the Deshimaru lineage. More info here.

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April 2019

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – APRIL

6 April, 2019 @ 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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Mokudo Sesshin

30 April, 2019 @ 20:00 - 5 May, 2019 @ 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

15 June, 2019 @ 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

29 June, 2019 @ 10:00 - 30 June, 2019 @ 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

KESA SESSHIN

12 July, 2019 @ 20:00 - 14 July, 2019 @ 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

1 August, 2019 @ 21:00 - 9 August, 2019 @ 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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ANGO – Summer Camp, Third Session

22 August, 2019 @ 21:00 - 31 August, 2019 @ 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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October 2019

October Sesshin

11 October, 2019 @ 21:00 - 13 October, 2019 @ 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€

"Sleeping at a temple With my true face Moon viewing." Matsuo Bashō  (1644-1694) After the Summer Camp (Ango), some engagements with practice are still ahead during this last period of the year, starting with the October Sesshin, a one-and-a-half-day retreat for putting aside the never-ending personal busyness and pursuing a deeper practice together with the sangha and close to the Master. To move from the insubstantial world towards what is important constitutes a personal choice; to reject a limited ego…

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NOVEMBER SESSHIN

31 October, 2019 @ 20:00 - 3 November, 2019 @ 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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100€

Many a time in my youth, I sat down for long hours in zazen, Hoping to master by practice the art of quiet breathing. What virtue I now have in me to foster my heart’s peace, I owe it to the hard discipline I underwent in my youth. Ryôkan (1758-1831) Japanese monk-poet of the Edo period. Another encounter with the Way at the forest Temple, one more occasion in an optimal setting to see ourselves with the powerful practice of…

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December 2019

SESSHIN OF BUDDHA’S SATORI IN CUBA

3 December, 2019 @ 19:00 - 9 December, 2019 @ 16:00
Teatro de los elementos, Apartado postal #9
Cumanayagua, Cienfuegos 57600 Cuba
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This and no other Seems to me the rightful way. You walk along it, Gleefully bouncing your ball, This endless road before you. Ryokan Zen blooms wherever it is planted and well-tended. This year Master Barbara Kosen will lead the Buddha’s Satori Sesshin in Cuba. Our co-disciples from the Cuban sangha will have the occasion to have her around and some spanish disciples will also make good use of their time and will be travelling with her to participate in…

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Winter Camp

27 December, 2019 @ 20:00 - 7 January, 2020 @ 20:00
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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190€

From December 27, 2019 until January 7, 2020 Barbara Kosen and her Sangha will be meeting in Shorin-ji for the traditional Winter Camp, the end-of-year retreat. Friday, December 27 during the evening: Arrival. Opening dinner around 9:00 pm. Saturday 28: We get ready for the sesshin starting zazen at an almost intensive pace. Sunday 29, Monday 30: Sesshin –intensive zazen– until Monday past midnight. Tuesday 31: Rest, breakfast, and samu to arrange for the passage. New Year's Eve festive dinner…

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