INITIATIVE CUBA ZEN CENTER

INITIATIVE CUBA ZEN CENTER
  Barbara Kosen and the Asociación Zen Taisen Deshimaru support Cuba's Sangha in the Centro Zen de Matanzas project by creating a solidarity fund to acquire the house. IBAN: ES32 2038 1179 4160 0077 4554       SWIFT: CAHMESMMXXX IMPORTANT: DO NOT MENTION THE WORD "CUBA" IN THE CONCEPT to avoid misunderstandings that may block bank transfer. Bank: BANKIA, Calle del Pez 6, Madrid 28004 Holder: Asociación Zen Taisen Deshimaru Contact: Belén Boville 0034 662 164 082 / dojo@zenkan.com  Read [+]

BÁRBARA KOSEN: 2021 NEW YEAR LETTER & ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

BÁRBARA KOSEN: 2021 NEW YEAR LETTER & ACTIVITIES CALENDAR
Dear friends, I don't know if it makes sense to wish you a good new year; I will wish you at least the best possible, because it seems that this year 2021 is like the previous year, confinement, fear, doubts and little mobility. Here at Shorin-ji I am very grateful, surrounded by a small sangha together in the harmony of daily practice. However, we must bear in mind that we can fight both for ourselves and for the community, following hygiene rules, washing our hands well and regularly, wearing a mask and observing…Read [+]

IX INTERNATIONAL VIDEO CONTEST “EL INSTANTE ZEN” 2020

IX INTERNATIONAL VIDEO CONTEST “EL INSTANTE ZEN” 2020
We have the winner for our contest, that due to the circumstances of this year, we have opened it to the world of video. Sergio Fernández Borrás or Serge Borrás, has been the winner of “EL INSTANTE ZEN” 2020 with a delicate and poetic video that tells us about the connections between Zazen and Life. Congratulations Sergio!   After 8 years organizing the photography contest "El Instante Zen" the time for change has come, linked to the phenomena and experiences that all are living due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with this new…Read [+]

THE ZEN INSTANT 2019

THE ZEN INSTANT 2019
Voting for the best photos of the Zen Instant contest is already taking place. You can access the album on the Facebook Sangha Zen Barbara Kosen and click on a "like" in those photos that you consider to express the zen moment. We show you some of the most voted...  Read [+]

‘DE-ZEN-BER ONE’: An East-West Cultural Exchange Event

‘DE-ZEN-BER ONE’: An East-West Cultural Exchange Event
The evening of next December 1st, the Asociación Zen Taisen Deshimaru will hold an open house event in Mokusan Dojo for those interested in the introduction of Zen Buddhism in Europe. Such initiative responds to one of the objects included in the Constituting Statutes of the AZTD and intends to contribute to the rapprochement between the cultures of Asia and Europe, especially to divulge an ancient wisdom that can bring some balance to our society so much imbued in materialism. This was the aim of the Japanese Zen Monk Taisen Deshimaru (1914-1982) who…Read [+]

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 [+]