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ZEN DAYS – ONE DAY RETREATS IN ZEN CENTER ATHENS

UPCOMING DATES FOR 2021 ARE: 21st November – 19th December During a typical Zen Day (10:00 – 18:00) we have 6 Zazen periods with Kinhin (meditative walking) in between, and a discussion amongst practitioners. You should arrive at Zen Center strictly by 10:10. After zazen starts, and once the door to Zendo is closed, you will not be able to enter. The lunch break takes place at Zen Center in silence. Anyone can bring their own food. Alternatively, we can arrange a meal that includes rice with vegetables. During Zen Day we also have the opportunity to connect with and…

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ROHATSU SESSHIN @ ZEN CENTER ATHENS

The winter sesshin takes place in Zen Center Athens, on an annual basis. During sesshins we follow the program of Hosshinji monastery. We remind you that sesshin is done in silence, without mobile phones, laptops, books, etc. and that the meals are taken in the traditional monastic way using the oryoki. Please note that sesshin is a form of intensive group zazen practice and is therefore not recommended for those in beginner’s level but for those who have some experience in zazen and want to deepen their practice. Daily program 04:00 Wake up Bell 04:30-05:00 Zazen 05:00-05:05 Kinhin 05:20-05:55 Zazen…

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6-9.3.2020 3-DAY SESSHIN WITH OKUMURA ROSHI

The sesshin with Okumura Roshi at Zen Center Athens will take place from 6-9.3.2020.  During all  sesshins we follow the program of Hosshinji monastery in Japan. The participants can arrive on Friday 6.3 from 17.00 to 20.00, the latest. During the sesshin you will stay in the zendo of Zen Center Athens from Friday 6.3 to Monday 9.3 at 12:00. Sesshins are practice periods done in silence, without cell phones, laptops, books, etc. This intensive practice is recommended for those who have already been  in contact with Zen and want to deepen their practices. Participants will also have the opportunity…

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