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Zazenkai

In Japanese, zazenkai literally means “Zen meeting”. These sessions provide an opportunity to practise zazen in a group.

At the Falaise Verte Zen Centre

View of the empty zendō.
Weekly zazenkai at the Falaise Verte take place in the Centre’s zendō

Every Tuesday, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., the zazenkai at the Falaise Verte is open to all.

The session is composed of two zazen sittings (forty and thirty minutes respectively), separated by a kinhin—walking meditation. We finish with sarei—a sweet cake and a hot drink.

Once a month, private interviews are available during the second sitting of the session, for those who request it.

Practical details

For people coming for the first time, please:

  1. let the Centre know a day in advance,
  2. arrive at 6.15 p.m. to receive instructions on zazen practice.

Membership of the Falaise Verte Zen Association

MembershipAmountComments
Ordinary30 €For people coming to the Centre for the first time or for people not subject to French income tax.
Support76 €For people renewing their membership.
BenefactorLibreFor people who wish to contribute a larger amount to support the activities of the Centre.
Summary of the different types of membership of the Falaise Verte Zen Association

Membership includes subscription to the Revue du Centre Zen, an annual printed newsletter (available in French only).

Paris

One Sunday per month at 6.30 p.m., at the Dojo Dans la cour, located in the 11th arrondissement.

Please register in advance to help us organise the sessions.

Lyon

One Sunday per month at 9.30 a.m., at the Studio des Capucins, located in the 1st arrondissement, just by the Town Hall.

Please register in advance to help us organise the sessions.

Marseille

Information on these zazenkai can be found on the Rinzai Zen in Marseille website (in French)

Aix-les-Bains

Every Monday evening at 8.15 p.m. Doors open at 7.45 p.m. and close at 8.05 p.m.

Contact

L’arrêt-créations, cabinet de Richard COHEN
40 route des gorges du Sierroz
73100 Grésy-sur-Aix

Tél. 06 74 24 72 81

Visé (Belgium)

Information on zazenkai in Visé can be found on the Zen Rinzai in Visé website (in French).