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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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September 2019

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – SEPTEMBER

14 September, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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Free

14 SEPTEMBER @ 17:00 - 18:30 | 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…

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October 2019

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – OCTOBER

5 October, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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Free

5 OCTOBER @ 17:00 - 18:30 | 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…

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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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November 2019

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – NOVEMBER

9 November, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
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Free

9 NOVEMBER @ 17:00 - 18:30 | 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,…

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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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ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – DECEMBER

14 December, 2019 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
Free

14 DECEMBER @ 17:00 - 18:30 | 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,…

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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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January 2020

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – JANUARY

January 11 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
Free

11 JANUARY @ 17:00 - 18:30 | 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,…

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