Silently and serenely, one forgets all words,
Clearly and vividly it appears before you.
When one realizes it, time has no limits.
When experienced, your surroundings come to life.

Silent illumination , Hung Chih Cheng Chueh

Sesshin realizar-se-á no Dojo TAI KU AN em Barão S. João e começará no sábado, dia 22 de Abril às 19h00 horas com um jantar de boas-vindas e terminará no segunda, 25 de Abril com o almoço final.

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This Sesshin will take place in the Dojo TAI KU AN in Barão S. João and begins Friday 22nd of April 2016 at 7pm with a welcoming dinner and ends on Monday 25th with the final lunch.

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Press release – Zen Dojo Lagos


Zazen is practice dating from Shakyamuni Buddha consisting in sitting in silence . The concentration is on the physical posture: knees on the ground , back vertically stretched,head pushing upwards , slow and deep exalation. The thoughts pass like clouds in the sky accepting good and bad without judgement, being just here and now. Going back to the true nature common to all living beings and in harmony with cosmic energy. Like this we can find the great freedom beyond duality .

"Begging Monks" Taisen Deshimaru

Be linked to this ancient tradition brought to Europe in the early 70s by Master Taisen Deshimaru !

The Dojo Tai Ku An , close to Lagos ,  is run by  a group of people with different nationalities . It welcomes everybody who wants to sit in silence . Practicing Zazen alone is possible , but it is better to do it in group ,  meriting consciously or inconsciously from the presence of others.

The Dojo Tai Ku An  will organize a three days retreat in May with Barbara Kosen , Master in the lineage of Soto Zen .