(c) David Gabriel Fischer

Dear and dear friends of the Great Sangha AZI,

As you now know, the extension of the confinement will not allow us to meet at La Gendronnière temple for the "Great Sangha" sesshin from April 30 to May 3 next. 

The spiritual council of the AZI therefore proposes to dedicate a common day of zazen for the 38th anniversary of Master Deshimaru's death on May 3, 2020, the date initially planned for the commemoration ceremony for Sensei.

Whether in the temples and monasteries of the AZI or simply in your own home.

LET'S PRACTICE TOGETHER BY FOLLOWING THE SCHEDULE BELOW

06h30 - 08h00 : zazen/kin hin/zazen

08h00 - 08h30: morning ceremony : Hannya shingyo, lineage of the patriarchs up to Master Keizan, eko and Ji ho san shi

10h30 - 12h00 : zazen/kin hin/zazen 

12h00: ceremony in memory of Master Deshimaru: Daihi shin darani, incense offering, special eko for Sensei, Ji ho san shi  - the special eko will be put online on the AZI website.

15h30 - 17h00 :  zazen/kin hin/zazen: end of day dedication, fueko, Ji ho san shi. 

Download the Eko for the ceremony for Master Deshimaru here:

Deshimaru

Follow this event online

France

Temple Zen de La Gendronnière

Ceremony at 12h on line on Facebook Live

https://www.facebook.com/events/235893047685011/

Temple Zen Kosan Ryumonji

Online zazens and ceremonies:

Zen on line: https://www.meditation-zen.org/en/zen-online

United Kingdom

Online zazens and ceremonies:

http://mixlr.com/deshimaru-day-uk/events/

Belgium

Online zazens and ceremonies:

https://mixlr.com/shodo-dojo/

Portugal

Online zazens and ceremonies:

https://my2.radiolize.com/public/zazen

ON THIS OCCASION, MAKE A DONATION FOR LA GENDRONNIÈRE

The cancellation of all the activities planned at the Gendronnière in March, April and May - at a minimum - strongly calls into question all the indispensable projects planned for 2020/21 in our mother temple.

If the entire Great Sangha of the AZI is mobilized by making a donation, each and everyone according to his or her means, the financial impact could be compensated and the necessary work could be done. 

In this exceptional period where we see on a daily basis generosity and solidarity being established at all levels of our societies, the Great Sangha of the AZI must mobilize for the future of the temple founded by Master Deshimaru in 1979. The current situation reminds us, if need be, of the importance of places such as La Gendronnière for the years to come.

We have set up an account on the HELLOASSO site which allows you to make this donation in a few clicks on the AZG, the Zen Association of la Gendronnière.  You can of course also make a transfer to the account of AZG

Name of the account: AZG
Association bouddhiste zen Sôtô du temple de la Gendronnière 
Domiciliation du compte : CM BLOIS 
Code banque : 10278 
Code agence : 37160 
Numéro de compte : 00012231201 
Clé RIB : 69 
IBAN : FR76 1027 8371 6000 0122 3120 169 
BIC : CMCIFR2A

We thank you in advance for your mobilization and your generosity,

Let's all meet together on May 3, 2020 in the common posture of zazen transmitted by Sensei!

Best regards,,

For the AZI's spiritual counseling,
Olivier Wang-Genh,
President AZI

Katia Robel et Marie-Thérèse Faur-Lebon,
Co-presidentes AZG