2 & 3 March 2019

Christophe Ryurin Desmur is a zen monk since 1989. He is responsible for  the practice of Zen in Lyon. Chinese calligraphy teacher, he is the Kosen Sangha official calligrapher. October 8th 2009 he received the Shiho (dharma transmission) from the hands of Master Kosen.
The sesshin will start on Friday, 1 March at 20.30 with a dinner.
Saturday, 2 March : 4 x zazen
Sunday,   3 March : 2 x zazen
The sesshin will finish Sunday after the lunch +/- 15.00
For people of modest means : 60 €
For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :80€
(The price is incl. meals)
Register and extra information:
 Location: Zen Dojo Amsterdam “Gyo Kai” – Andreas Bonnstraat 12 – 1091 AX Amsterdam

Everybody is welcome to practice with us !!!

Next sesshin with Master Kosen

This sesshin will occur from Thursday 30 May 2019 until Sunday 02 June 2019, in Yujo Nyusanji zen temple.

Sesshin is a traditional Japanese word which means “Touch the spirit”. It refers to a zen meditation retreat during which the practitioners live to the rhythm of the intensive practice in the Zen temple.

Such a period usually alternates four sessions of Zazen a day with periods of free time, meals, traditional ceremonies and participation in the necessary tasks of the temple (Samu).

Monks and nuns of the Sangha come together during Sesshins to deepen their practice under the Master’s direction. Sesshins also allows beginners to discover authentic temple life.

Raak je geest aan, word intiem met jezelf, concentreer je in zazen op lichaam en geest. Noch filosofie, noch ethiek, noch religie, de Zen stelt ons in staat om de oorsprong van elke filosofie, ethiek of religie te bereiken. Het voorjaar van het ontwaken transformeert ons leven hier en nu.

Download the pdf: annual planning A3 2018-2019