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December 2019

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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FEBRUARY SESSHIN

January 31 @ 20:00 - February 2 @ 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€

Practice has peeks and drops, but persists and, as it happens, February begins with a sesshin. Some things captivate us and others escape our attention. The illusion that endless engrossment in daily activities, related to work and leisure, will lead us somewhere, will lead us far, it is out there. Yet out there there’s also the Buddha’s Way. To take the posture is the right thing to do. On February 1 and 2 the Sangha meets with Teacher Barbara Kosen…

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February 2020

ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – FEBRUARY

February 8 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Free

8 FEBRUARY @ 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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INTRODUCTORY CLASS TO ZAZEN IN PLASENCIA

February 29 @ 10:00 - 12:00
El Espacio Coworking, Calle Sancho Polo, 2
Plasencia, Cáceres España
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Free
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ZAZEN INITIATION CLASS – FEBRUARY 29

February 29 @ 17:00 - 18:30
Mokusan Dojo, C/ Conde de Romanones, 5, 3º Izq.
Madrid, 28012
Free

FEBRUARY 29 @ 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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March 2020

Sesshin in March

March 6 @ 20:00 - March 8 @ 16:00
60€

Sesshin in Shorin-ji conducted by Master Barbara Kosen on March 7, 8.  Arrival on the evening of Friday 6 (dinner at 21:00). Cost: 60 € Non-members of A.Z.T.D. must register and pay a fee of 20 €, which covers one year of membership. It is possible to register in Shorin-ji. Contact: dojo@zenkan.com / +34 673 500 614 / +34 686 656 169  

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ZAZEN INITIATION CLASS – MARCH

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

14 MARCH @ 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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April 2020

Gratitude Sesshin – tribute to Taisen Deshimaru

April 30 @ 21:00 - May 3 @ 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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€90

  The great master Taisen Deshimaru honored the unsurpassable Buddha by introducing the teachings of Zen in Europe. At present Master Barbara Kosen, his direct disciple, and her sangha (indirect disciples of him), thank Master Deshimaru every year for his compassion by a remembrance sesshin marking the days of his passing. This sesshin, of two and a half days, is open to anyone interested in intense practice of zazen and in participating in the uncomplicated life of a Zen temple:…

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May 2020

SESSHIN IN THE NORTH 2020 – CANCELED

May 29 @ 18:00 - May 31 @ 16:30
Naturocio, C/ La Villa, 25
Cubillas de Arbás, León 24688 España
70€

CANCELED   If circumstances allow, on May 30 and 31, the 2020 Sesshin in the North of Spain will take place, a meeting for intensive practice of zazen under the direction of Master Barbara Kosen. We will retake the normal condition by deepening the practice of zazen and samu. We will return to practicing together a mind that clings to nothing and remains virtuous, vigilant of poisons. We will cook and wash our bowls; will share the guen-mai (soup of…

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July 2020

ANGO – Summer Camp 2020

July 15 @ 07:00 - August 30 @ 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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230€

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 take place in 5 seven-day sessions during the months of July and August. The number of participants will be…

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