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Summer sessions at la Gendronnière

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Group photo Ojukai ceremony


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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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The construction site of the hatto-dojo 2016

 


Photos of L’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!

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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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