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Videos shot at the Zen temple of La Gendronnière

Archive videos with Japanese Zen master Taisen Deshimaru, founder of Zen in Europe

Videos of the programs " Buddhist Wisdom " on France 2

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Today, we naturally get inspired by permaculture methods in order to walk along and not against that which we call “nature”. The art of growing food becomes the art of non-separation between man and nature.

This is an introduction of half a century's history of Soto Zen in Europe. A film shot and edited by Stanislas Wang-Genh.

This is an introduction to the practice and activities of Soto Zen both in European temples and in society at large. A film shot and edited by Stanislas Wang-Genh.

Each year, the Buddhist temple of La Gendronnière offers different retirement options for a period of 3 days to several months. The practitioner - beginner or advanced - can experience zazen (Zen meditation) while following a daily rhythm of monastic life. A special welcome with many explanations is provided for newcomers.

Images: Philipp Funk & Konrad Maquestieau

Editing: Konrad Maquestieau

Music: Adrián Berengue

This was the 4th session of the Ango summercamp 2016 at the Zen Temple La Gendronnière in France.

Discover the course of the days and the general atmosphere of the summer retreats. Zen meditation, teachings, silent meals, moments of relaxation, activities for the community...

A film from Philipp Funk.

A video from the early 80's showing the summer retreats that were going on - already! at the Zen temple of La Gendronnière. With original images by Zen master Taisen Deshimaru, founder of Zen in Europe.

An old report on Master Deshimaru from the 70s.
In the archives of the INA ( France)

The Japanese Zen master Taisen Deshimaru, founder of Zen in Europe, often taught during "Mondos": questions and answers with his disciples. Here is a video of the period, taken on the spot, to feel a little the atmosphere which reigned at the time of these precious moments...


La Gendronnière est le temple bouddhiste zen fondé en 1979 par le maître Taisen Deshimaru Roshi. Chaque fin décembre se déroule une retraite spirituelle ( sesshin ) mettant l'accent sur la méditation. Réveil aux aurores, repas en silence, zazen et enseignements se succèdent pendant plusieurs jours, permettant aux participants d'expérimenter calme et silence. Le soir de Nouvel An, chaque pratiquant est invité à sonner la grosse cloche du temple et à faire un vœu pour la Nouvelle Année. Un accueil spécial est prévu pour les débutants. Un film de Philipp Funk

"A zen dojo in the city today": discover in pictures the studious and concentrated atmosphere of the conference which took place at the Zen temple of La Gendronnière at the end of December 2017. On the occasion of the traditional winter retreat, many dojo responsibles and committed practitioners had made the trip.

Several times a year, thematic retreats are held at the Zen temple of La Gendronnière. They combine the discovery of an art (calligraphy, sumie, raku...) or a discipline (kesa sewing, shiatsu, singing, Zen cooking...) with the experience of a monastic retreat. These retreats are particularly suitable for beginners who can familiarize themselves gently with the world of Zen.

Discover the video shot in May 2017 at the Temple Zen de la Gendronnière on the occasion of the celebration of 50 years of Zen in Europe!