The gift of silence with Kankyo, a Buddhist nun

Kankyo Tannier is a French Buddhist nun whose books are translated into many languages. It represents a modern spirituality, perfectly adapted to the Internet age. A daily spirituality, both joyful and profound.
Find it in an English interview shot in Mexico City (Spanish subtitles).
To order the book in English “The gift of silence” it is here: https://www.yellowkitebooks.co.uk/books/the-gift-of-silence-finding-peace-in-a-world-full-of-noise/

Video: How to find calm in everyday life – with Kankyo, a Buddhist nun

During this video, recorded in a park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the nun Kankyo evokes different methods to find inner silence.
Inner silence is that space of profound tranquility available everywhere, under any conditions. A space located upstream of words and thoughts, which can be accessed in different ways.
Kankyo Tannier is a Buddhist nun of the Zen tradition, a school that is characterized by meditation at the heart of each day, in the acts of daily ...

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Zazen workshops (zen meditation) in Latin America – flashback

A few weeks ago, I flew to the other side of the world. Mexico, Brazil, names that make you dream…
I have visited different regions:
– Quérétaro, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Mexico
– Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
But the purpose of this trip to Latin America was not tourism. Rather to present the practice of zazen (zen meditation) and that of inner silence to the general public. So I walked the streets, without a pilgrim’s ...

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Videos – Interviews and meditation exercises in Mexico

With the Mexican media “Reporte Indigo” we shot different videos and interviews. Some of them took place during the Hay Festival in Quérétaro, during the outdoor meditation workshops I led. Others in a beautiful park in central Mexico City, surrounded by mischievous squirrels.
I was able to explain in detail the virtues of silence, the possibility of accessing it at any time, and propose new ways of practicing spirituality in the age of new technologies. Find the ...

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VIDEO – Meditation and interviews in parks, Mexico – September 2018

VIDEO in English and Spanish – Mexico City

In Mexico City, Planeta Publishing organized a series of meetings with the media: radio, TV, print media. It was the opportunity to mention the release of my book “The Magic of Silence” which offers many meditation practices for daily life.
The video below was shot by the teams of the Mexican media “Reporte Indigo”. A game in Quérétaro where I participated in the Hay Festival. You will discover some meditation ...

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The daily life of a Zen monastery – Portfolio

In May, the Swiss photographer Stephan Bösch came to spend a day at the zen temple to discover the practice of buddhism and make a portrait. He worked with gentleness, sobriety and delicacy… as taught in Zen.
It was a real pleasure to spend this day with him to introduce him to the traditional aspect of the practice, but also to the nature, the horses and my friends at the Ranch.
This is the portfolio he made.
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Audio recording of the new book ” Searching for the present time ” – Paris

Last week, I recorded the audio version of my book “A la recherche du temps présent” for Audible. A day and a half of recording in the Parisian studio Safe and Sound ( dans le Marais), with Eric Bréia ( sound engineer and artistic director).
It was an amazing experience: speaking aloud the words that appeared in my head when I ...

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What is the meaning of life – a zen perspective by Kankyo – video

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the founder of the site www.excellencereporter.com to record a video. The theme immediately challenged me “What is the meaning of life?
I let you discover the text and the video below…
Not much to understand or analyze: just live, to the heart of things themselves!

What is the meaning of life ?

What is the meaning of life?

When this question suddenly appeared in my mailbox, after a moment of astonishment, I ...

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Zen Meditation Retreat – Summer 2018

Zen Meditation Retreat – Summer 2018 – Let’s meet and practice together!

Every summer I go to the Gendronnière Zen Temple ( Google Map) to participate in meditation retreats. It is the monastery founded 40 years ago by the Japanese master Taisen Deshimaru and it is in this place – rather magical – that I discovered Zen Buddhism almost 20 years ago. But this is not some kind of pilgrimage I wish to tell you about: no ...

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Buddhist at work, the art of zen meetings

The art of Zen meetings.

At the Buddhist monastery, Thursday mornings are for meetings. Straight after breakfast the residents settle down around the impressive wooden table. Then one of the monks announces the order of the day …. And everyone holds their breath before getting stuck in.

Meetings – plunging straight into the heart of our emotions and cherished failures. Some years ago, when I blew up, defiantly, over this type of ...

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