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Zen Meditation Retreat with Jacky Demmers Sensei, June 2019

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 12:00 pm

Alta Garrotxa

Jacky Demmers Sensei

From Saturday 15 June (7PM) to Saturday 22 June (12PM) 2019 Jacky Demmers Sensei will lead her annual zen/work retreat. In the ‘Instructions for the Tenzo’ the thirteenth century Zen master Dogen wrote a practical manual for the Zen cook: the Tenzo. He describes how and what the cook must do to prepare a good meal for the Zen monastery. For Dogen, cooking or other work was not so different from meditating on the cushion – that is, doing zazen.

Therefore you can see the ‘Instructions…’ as a kind of cookbook; a collection of recipes to clearly see that there is no difference between zazen and the rest of your life.

In the silence and grandeur of the Alta Garrotxa we align our lives with Dogen’s recipe: we put zazen – this unity of both sitting on the cushion and working – into practice. In this way we get a ‘bird’s eye view’ of our lives and how we can get out of our hectic daily routine.

The cost of the zen-work retreat is €450,-, including all meals and accommodation. You get a 10% discount if you have paid the full amount before March 1, 2019 to account number: NL24 TRIO 0197 8927 01 (Kshanti Foundation) with payment reference: Zenweek June 2019.

The language of this retreat will be Dutch. For further information about the retreat see this PDF leaflet (in Dutch).


June 15 @ 7:00 pm
June 22 @ 12:00 pm
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Kshanti Foundation


Les Gavatxes
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