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Zen Retreat led by Jacky Shobogendo Demmers Sensei

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - June 20 @ 12:00 pm


From Saturday 13 June (19.00 hours) to Saturday 20 June (12.00 hours) 2020 Jacky Demmers Sensei will lead the annual Zen-Work retreat.

With 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 should do to prepare a good meal for the Zen monastery.

For Dogen, cooking or other activities did not differ much from meditating on the cushion: zazen.
That’s why you can see the ‘Instructions…’ as a kind of cookbook; a collection of recipes to see in an open and unprejudiced way that there is no difference between zazen and the rest of your life.

In the silence and vastness of the Alta Garrotxa we organise our lives according to Dogen’s recipe: we put zazen – this unity of sitting on the cushion, and physical work – into practice. In this way, you gain insight into how you are living, and how you can step out of the hectic pace of everyday life.

The cost of the zen-work retreat is €450, including meals and accommodation.

You will receive a 10% discount if you have transferred the full amount to an account before 1 May 2020:
NL24 TRIO 0197 8927 01 t.n.v. Kshanti Foundation stating: Zenweek June 2020

The language of this retreat is Dutch.

For more information about the retreat see the brochure!


June 13 @ 7:00 pm
June 20 @ 12:00 pm
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Kshanti Foundation


Les Gavatxes
Beget, Girona 17867 Spain + Google Map