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Samu weeks of the great sangha

In preparation for the O-Jukai ceremonies next June, we are organizing two weeks of samu. Thank you in advance for your help and participation, which are precious gifts to the sangha!

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Activities at la Gendronnière 2016

Jukai means receiving the precepts. Ojukai is the same as our bodhisattva ceremony, except that it consists of five days of continuous practice : zazen, teachings, ceremonies...

For the first time, this event in its traditional form will take place in Europe.

Ojukai is for everyone - monks, nuns, lay people - who wishes to put buddhism's values into practice.

You can register for this event till end of march with your teacher.

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Spring sesshin

 

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Ojukai

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Photos ofL’esprit du geste 2016 at Gendronnière temple



Photos of winter Session of the great Sangha 2016 at Gendronnière temple


The documentary A Zen monk life


Videos from the Sagesses Bouddhiste TV show on France 2. We will be selecting particularly the shows where IZA teachers were invited. Happy viewing!

 


 

 


 

 The Members' Space is on line!

If you are a member of the AZI
then we invite you to visit this new space which belongs to you.
 

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Ojukai

OJUKAI

 June 8th - 12th, 2016

Zen Temple of la Gendronnière

Jukai means receiving the precepts. Ojukai is the same as our bodhisattva ceremony, except that it consists of five days of continuous practice : zazen, teachings, ceremonies...

For the first time, this event in its traditional form will take place in Europe.

Ojukai is for everyone - monks, nuns, lay people - who wishes to put buddhism's values into practice.

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