Welcome to the website of the International Zen Association. The AZI was founded by Master Taisen Deshimaru, and its work is to spread and develop Sôtô Zen Buddhism, the core of which is the practice of zazen, objectless meditation. Enjoy your visit.
Every year, in each temple, the nuns and monks commemorate Buddha’s awakening, reliving his experience, sat in zazen. The Rohatsu Sesshin unfolds in silence, facing oneself. The 30 min zazen follow one another and alternate with kin-hin.