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SESSHIN IN THE PRESENCE OF KOTEN ROSHI 12 – 16 MAY 2023

ZEN CENTER SESSHIN 12 – 16 MAY 2023 The May sesshin will take place from 12 to 16/5 2023, at Zen Center Athens, in the presence of Koten Roshi and Doiku Sensei. During the sesshin we follow the Hosshinji Monastery program. We remind you that the sesshin takes place in silence, without cell phones, computers and books. Meals are done in the traditional monastic way using the oryoki. The participation fee is 300 euros and covers the 5 days of meals and a minimum contribution to Zen Center Athens. We kindly ask those who are interested in participating to reply…

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ZEN DAYS – ONE DAY RETREATS IN ZEN CENTER ATHENS

THE UPCOMING DATES FOR 2024 ARE: 17th of March, 14th of April The dates are subject to change. Please check this page and the Calendar regularly to keep up to date. 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 and is a part of the practice 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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