Kategoriarkiv: Okategoriserade

End-of-year Zen Sesshin 29-30 dec 2018, seaside, near Göteborg

We organize   the end-of-year zen sesshin  in the tradition of Master Deshimaru’s school, by the sea side, near Göteborg. The sesshin starts in the morning and finishes the same day, late at night. The teaching  is given by the monk  Senki Gruau.

Price is 300 or 400 Kronors depending on your means Strandbynäsgård  is right by the sea side, 10 kilometer from  Ljungskile, adress is ANDEKÄRR 332,   Ljungskile.  Arrival is on Saturday ~8h, leave on sunday after brunch. Approximate sittting schedule: 9:00, 11:30, 17:00, 20:30, 22:00,  00:30. Each sitting includes two zazen and a kin-hin in between exept the afternoon zazen of 17:00 which is three zazen.

What to bring:  A zafu, clothe for meditation (not tight, dark colors), a blanket. We will organize a car pooling from Göteborg,  subscribe  before friday dec 28th, by sending an email to gruau at lri dot fr.

See you soon! photos of previous sesshin on facebook.

Zazen night, on December 30.

Hello there,

This year only Paula is going to do the winter sesshin in France, in the temple of the Kosen sangha.
It traditionnaly includes a night of zazen, on the 30th of december (on the 31rd, is the feast). Since I'm used to finish the year with zazen, I will do it where I am: in Sweden, in our appartment, 59 Distansgatan, Flatås.
I welcome other pratictionners who want to experiment, just email me, before december 29th.
Arrival is 20:00, the  sessions are scheduled 20h30, 22H15, 0H30, 2H15. Each session  is two zazen with
one kinhin in the middle. There is a small pause between sessions, and a longer pause
at midnight, with a light meal.
I offer limited accomodation (two matress, and a couch) for people not being able to make it back home at 3:30 in the morning.


Zazen and Bastu day at Blecket, Sunday November 27, 2016.

  • Program:  Two zazen in the morning at 8:30 – 11:00,  the Traditional Gen maï soup inbetween, and the Bastu around 13:00 with fruit and cheese snack.  If needed we provide a 15mm introduction to zazen before the first zazen. Bastu is booked till 16:00.

    View of the sea, from Blecket's bastu.
    View of the sea, from Blecket’s bastu.
  • The place:  Bleket is 1h drive north Göteborg. We ’ll arrange car pooling. The bastu is right by the sea side. Acess is from a small road
  • Subsribtion; The price, 120sek is for renting the place and food.  In order to subscribe, send  an email to  gruau at lri dot fr. Please, do it not the last minute, for planning food and car-pooling.
  • What to bring :   A zafu, a mat, comfortable clothes, not tight (jogging clothe for example) or your kimono, preferable in soft or dark colours a bowl, and a spoon, wrapped in a dishcloth a bathing suit and a towel