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Re-publication of “Zen et Zazen” (in French only)

Intérieur du zendō.

The first edition of Zen et Zazen has been out of print for some time, so it was necessary to re-publish this vade me cum of the Zen practitioner.

La couverture complète de la nouvelle édition de Zen et Zazen paru chez Le Courrier du Livre.
Cover of the new edition

How do you practise zazen? How do you sit? What do you do once you’re sitting? How do you deepen your practice? What should you expect when you practise intensively in a group (sesshin in Japanese)?

In the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism, the essential practice is zazen. In this concise book, Master Taikan Jyoji covers the fundamentals in order to show the Way for beginners, but also for those who have already participated in a sesshin. He explains clearly, with illustrations, how to direct one’s breathing and posture, both on the zazen cushion and in daily life.

Zazen returns the mind to its original condition.

— Taikan Jyoji

A commentary by Yamada Mumon Rōshi on Zazen-gi—the oldest text presenting the essentials of sitting practice in the Zen Buddhist tradition—has been added to the new edition. It reminds us that the rules that serve as beacons for the traveller on the Path have a long history.

You can pre-order a signed copy (available in French only) by sending us an email with the following information:

  • Your first and last names
  • Shipping address (or indicate if you will collect it from the Centre)
  • The name of the person to whom the book is to be dedicated
  • Preferred payment method (bank transfer, cheque, etc.). The cost is €15 + €6 shipping costs for France

We’ll send you the details of how to make your payment when we receive your email.