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20.10.2019 20.10.2019 zen day

Zen Day on Sunday, 20th October2019, from 10:00-18: 00.
We have 6 zazen sessions Kinhin (meditative walk), and discussion between the trainees will be at 13.00, before the lunch break.
We are attaching a link with the whole Shobogenzo Zuimonki. This Sunday we will be reading 5-1,5-2,5-3.

Please arrive until 10:10. After Zazen begins and the Zendo door is closed, it will not be possible to enter for the first session.
Lunch break takes place in the Zen Center in silence. Whoever wants can bring their own food.
Alternatively, we organize lunch that includes rice with vegetables and you should let know on time by sending an email to: [email protected]
The cost of the menu is 5 €.

22.09.2019 ZEN DAY 22.09.2019

Zen Day on Sunday, 22nd September 2019, from 10:00-18: 00.
We have 6 zazen sessions Kinhin (meditative walk), and discussion between the trainees will be at 13.00, before the lunch break.
We are attaching a link with the whole Shobogenzo Zuimonki. This Sunday we will be reading 4-13, 4-14, 4-15, 4-16.

Please arrive until 10:10. After Zazen begins and the Zendo door is closed, it will not be possible to enter for the first session.
Lunch break takes place in the Zen Center in silence. Whoever wants can bring their own food.
Alternatively, we organize lunch that includes rice with vegetables and you should let know on time by sending an email to: [email protected]
The cost of the menu is 5 €.

25.07.2019 summer break

We would like to inform you that the lessons and meditation at the Center will pause for the summer from August 1st to 11 September afternoon, after the end of the 5-day sesshin with Koten Roshi.
The Center will be open from September 2, where we will be hosting two very important talks open to the public, Shinchi Linda Galijan’s DHARMA TALK and Zenshin Greg Fain from the San Francisco Zen Center and later on September 5th, the DHARMA TALK
Japanese Teacher of the Koten Roshi Center.

We wish you good rest and good holidays!

25.07.2019 05.09.2019 Koten Roshi Dharma Talk

On the occasion Koten Roshi and Doiku sensei’s visit in Athens, early September for our Sesshin, we thought about organizing an open event to enable all of those who will not participate in the Sesshin to get in touch with these important teachers.
It will be a two-hour event about Zen, during which, apart from the zazen meditation lecture, there will be time for questions and discussion with the teachers.

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Koten Inoue Roshi is the abbot of Soto Zen Saikenji and teaches at the Zen monastery Hossinji.
Born in 1944 in Takahara near Hiroshima, he became a monk in Fukui in 1959, under the direction of the Zen Master, Sekkei Harada.
He received the title of Zen Master in 2004 and began visiting Greece and teaching the Zen Center Athens Sangha in 2014.

02.09.2019 02.09.2019 Zen Dharma Talk: Linda Galijan & Greg Fain

Shinchi Linda Galijan and Zenshin Greg Fain are ordained priests and teachers in the Soto Zen Buddhist lineage of Suzuki Roshi, founder of San Francisco Zen Center. They received dharma transmission in 2012 from Sojun Mel Weitsman, Suzuki Roshi’s disciple and Abbot of Berkeley Zen Center.
Greg and Linda are married and are resident teachers of SFZC.
Shinchi Linda Galijan, Ph.D., was ordained by Sojun Mel Weitsman in 2004. She has been a professional musician, a massage therapist, and a licensed clinical psychologist, and has practiced yoga for over 20 years. She is currently President of San Francisco Zen Center, after being Director of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, the oldest and largest Zen training monastery outside of Asia, located in the mountains of Big Sur, California. For over eight years Rev. Zenshin Greg Fain served as Tanto (Head of Practice) at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Greg first began studying Zen at San Francisco Zen Center in 1975 and has been training closely with Sojun Mel Weitsman Roshi for over 20 years. He was ordained as a priest in 2002. In addition to his monastic practice at Tassajara, Greg has also served in San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center Temple for four years as Treasurer/CFO of Zen Center, among other positions, during which time he was engaged in Buddhist pastoral outreach and weekly leadership of the Zen Buddhist program at San Quentin State Prison.