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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

ZEN IN THE PARK

5 July, 2019 @ 20:00 - 21:30
Parque del Retiro, Entrada de cuesta Moyano
Madrid, Spain
Free

We take the practice of zazen to the Retiro Park, creating a silent room among the trees open to all those who want to try the zazen posture. Motionless, but in full activity; concentrated, but with a broad mind; in silence, but deeply awake. Before, we will show what this millenary meditation consists of, how to gather body, mind and breath in zazen, finding an authentic equilibrium position that fosters peace with ourselves and with others. Friday, July 5, at 8:00…

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ZEN PRACTICE INITIATION CLASS – JULY

6 July, 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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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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