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What is zen ?

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The word Zen means silent meditation (zen in Japanese, chan in Chinese and dhyâna in sanscrit).
It defines one of the main schools of  Mahâyâna Buddhism from Japan (sôtô Zen school) which favors the practice of sitting meditation going back to the experience of the Buddha Shakyamuni who, two thousand five hundred years ago, realized awakening.
This practice contains the essence of its teaching, whose message is carried universally.
It is called zazen or shikantaza, and essentially consists of  “just sitting”, “simply sitting” facing the wall. It is not based on any dogma or ideology. Simply knowing texts is insufficient for understanding Zen. 

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The posture of zazen

IMG_3916Sit on the zafu (cushion) cross legged. In lotus position, put your right foot on the left thigh and bring the left foot up onto the right thigh. In half-lotus, put your right foot on the left thigh and alternate. The weight of the body is placed on three points: the knees pushing against the ground and the perennial muscle which presses against the zafu. The spine is straight and vertical. The back is flexed, and the shoulders are relaxed. The chin is tucked in, the back of the neck is stretched. Push the top of your head up towards the sky. The mouth is closed and the tongue touches the upper palate and the inside of the two front teeth. This calms  “interior chatting”. The eyes are semi- closed and look down towards the ground, about one meter in front, without looking at anything in particular.

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Who we are?

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The Zen Buddhist Association of Europe (ABZE) was created by Master Yuno Rech’s disciples in July 2007.
Its main objective is to organize and spread the practice of Soto Zen Buddhism,
transmitted from Buddha Shakyamuni by Masters such as Bodhidharma, Tosan,
Dôgen, Keizan, Kodo Sawaki, Taïsen Deshimaru, Niwa Renpo, Yuno Rech and his disciples, in the spirit of person to person transmission proper to this school.

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Master Roland Yuno Rech

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Born in 1944, Master Roland Yuno Rech graduated from the Institute of Political Science in Paris (Science Po) and received a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Paris VII. At the end of a trip around the world, he discovered the Zen practice in a temple in Kyoto and decided to return to France to study the teachings of Master Deshimaru. He was his disciple from 1972 until 1982 when Master Deshimaru died. Following his Master’s recommendations, he went back to working in an industrial field, which was an opportunity for him to experiment with the practice of Zen in daily life, within an economic and social environment. When his Master died in 1982, he dedicated his activities mainly to the practice and teaching of Zen and was president of the International Zen Association (AZI) until1994.

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Video with Roland Yuno Rech

Video's Playlist published on youtube showing TV program about zen Buddhism

 

 

   

Informations supplémentaires

Accompagnement des personnes en fin de vie

Deux séminaires, à Pégomas et à Grube Louise, ont été consacrés à ce sujet car vous êtes quelques-uns à être impliqués dans l’accompagnement des mourants.

 

Shinzan et Hossen Shiki

Photos du 26 février 2013 à GyobutsuJi

 

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Chers amis,

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Bodaïshin - L'esprit d'éveil

La présente publication est l'aboutissement de quatre séminaires tenus entre 2010 et 2011 à la Gendronnière, à Maredsous, à Pegomas et à Ghigo di Prali. Initialement destinée aux enseignants, elle s'adresse à tout le monde en chemin sur la Voie, animé par bodaïshin, l'esprit d'éveil. Cet esprit éclaire notre pratique de son véritable sens spirituel : l'éveil à notre véritable nature de Bouddha, que l'on aspire à partager avec tous les êtres. Comment peut-on le développer ? Risque t-on de le perdre ?

 

Ces questions sont abordées et commentées par Maître Roland Yuno Rech à la lumière de l'enseignement de Maître Dogen dans le Shobogenzo Hotsu Bodaïshin qui constitue le fil conducteur de cette étude. Puissiez-vous y trouver une foi plus grande dans votre pratique de tous les instants.

 

Roland Yuno Rech

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