A dojo is the place where we practice the Way - zazen. It's a simple, quiet place. Zen has never been practiced alone, there has always been transmission from master to disciple - I shin den shin (from mind to mind) - and always in the sangha, the community of practitioners. Master Deshimaru used to compare dojo practice to fire: the more wood you put on, the stronger the fire is. In the dojo we help each other mutually, so we can practice strongly and be able to abandon ourselves. If we follow the rules of the dojo and behave in the correct way, we have already put aside a part of our ego, which controls all our everyday actions. Master Dogen says: "To study Zen is to study ourselves; to study ourselves is to forget ourselves; to forget ourselves is to find our Buddha-nature, our original nature."
Mokushozen-ji Temple Bucharest
Address: 2A Complexului St., sector 3 (Dristor neighbourhood/tube station) - Show on map
Introductions to practice will be on the second and fourth Thursday of each month with the mention that when changes occur they will be announced in advance.
Mokusho Zen Dojo Brașov
Place: Joy Art Building, 1st floor (across the street from Hotel Memo)
Address: 130 Lungă St. - Show on map
Phone: 0729 290 028
Mokusho Zen Dojo Bistrița
Place: Emi Center - Show on map
Address: 41 Libertății St., 1st floor
Phone: 0761 634 686
Zazen Group Iași
Place: Levant translations office - Show on map
Address: 48 Cuza Vodă St. (next to Cuza Vodă Maternity)
Phone: 0753 180 143
When coming to practice please bring loose fitting clothes so that the posture is taken easily; one can use the changing room of the temple.
Every zazen starts on time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. If you have never been to the dojo: please come first to an introduction to practice. Afterwards you can attend to any scheduled zazen.
During sesshin periods held in Bucharest the usual schedule is suspended; please contact us in order to participate.
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