Laure Hosetsu Scemama

Laure Hosetsu Scemama

Laure Hosetsu Scemama was born in 1948 and she worked as a teacher. She has been daily practising since 1977 and received the ordination of nun from Master Deshimaru.

She actively exercised responsibilities at the dojos of Marrakesh, then of Toulon. From 1997 to 2002, she lived at the temple of la Gendronnière, then she took part as a founder member in the creation of the Monastery of Kanshoji (Dordogne, France). She created in 2003 the Zen Center of Limoges where she teaches. She also teaches during sesshins in France and in different countries.

She practised for several months in temples in Japan and received in 2008 the Dharma transmission from Donin Minamisawa Roshi, vice-zenji of Eiheiji. She is a kyoshi (qualified teacher) of the Sôtô school.

She is a member of the spiritual Council of the International Zen Association. She is also vice-president of the Zen Association of Kanshoji, where she is godo (teacher and right hand of the abbot).