From Ritsu to Bosatsu-kai: A Historical and Doctrinal Overview on Soto Zen Precepts
Lecturer: Rev. Aigo Castro
Lecture 2 (PM 11th October)
Zen Precepts as Daily Practice
Lecturer: Rev. Tenkei Coppens
This time the seminar is followed by a symposium on the same theme, “Zen, Ethics, Environment”, organized by Association Zen internationale.
The arrival is on Thursday evening of 10th Oct. The seminar ends in the evening of Friday 11th.
The symposium follows on 12th and ends on midday of 13th.
Thu 10th Oct
Arrival at la Gendronnière (Bus leaves Paris at 16:00)
Fri 11th Oct
Seminar AM: Lecture by Rev. Aigo Castro PM: Lecture by Rev. Tenkei Coppens
Sat 12th Oct
Symposium AM: Public talk by Rev. Chinrei Pilet PM: Public talk by Mr. Pierre Rabhi
Sun 13th Oct
Symposium AM: Round table discussion by 4 European Kyoshis
(Bus leaves la Gendronnière at 12:30, via Massy Palaiseau around 14:30, arriving at Paris around 15:00-15:30)
* If you leave for Paris on Saturday, a shuttle bus will be organized between la Gendronnière and Blois or Onzain station.
Two films on Soto Zen in Europe
The first movie shows half a century's history of Soto Zen in Europe. The second one forms an introduction to the practice and activities of Soto Zen in European temples and in society at large. These films include impressive images and engaging interviews. We very much hope that you will get to see them and enjoy watching them.
Film 1: Planting Zen Seeds - Half a Century of Soto Zen in Europe
Film 2: Living in Zen - Soto Zen in European Society
English translation of Denkōroku
Record of the Transmission of Illumination by the Great Ancestor, Zen Master Keizan
Volume 1: Translation (582 pages)
Volume 2: Introduction, Front matter, Glossary, Bibliography (728 pages)
The Denkōroku (Record of the Transmission of Illumination), together with Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), is one of the fundamental texts of the Soto School. It is an exceptional record of the Zen ancestors that begins with Sakyamuni Buddha, extends through twenty-eight generations in India and twenty-three generations in China, and reaches to Dogen Zenji and Ejo Zenji. It provides instruction, in teisho format, about the causes and conditions whereby each awakened to the Way that was individually transmitted by the one Buddha and fifty-two ancestors.
We have some copies for sale. Now you can buy it in the special price, 135.00 €. If you or your sangha members would like to buy it, please let us know using the purchase order sheet.