The introduction course Zen meditation is a good way to get familiar with and to learn to practice authentic Zen. Central items are the meditation posture, breathing and spiritual attitude.
The course consists of 5 lessons followed by 5 guided zen sessions.
(The lessons are in English and Dutch.)
Everyone is welcome to participate.
The next course will start in September 2019
There will be free trial lessons on Friday 30 August at 18.00 and Sunday 1 September at 13.00.
The evening lesson will take place on the following Friday evenings: September 6, 13, 20, 27 and October 4 from 18.00 ’til 20.00
The guided Zen sessions are on the following Thursday evenings: October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 from 18.30 ’til 20.00.
Content of the course:
Meditation posture, walking meditation, breathing, spiritual attitude, the history of Zen, Zen in daily life.
Contents of the guided Zen sessions:
Practice and daily life, regularity and intensive practice, the role of the Zen master, the Zen community, ordinations, rituals, ceremonies, literature and Zen texts.
The course and the guidance are given by various Zen nuns and Zen monks. During the course and after the guided meditation sessions there is room for individual attention to the participants.
€ 80, – to be paid in cash at the first lesson. During this period you can also participate for free in the regular zen meditations in the Zen Dojo Amsterdam.
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