“At the monastery, every morning, every evening, the community goes to the dojo to do zazen, sitting meditation. Whether it is raining, windy or snowing, the schedule is unchanging and the body itself seems to be waiting for those moments of calm that punctuate the days.”
–> in the book The Gift of Silence, by Kankyo Tannier https://www.dailyzen.fr/en/the-gift-of-silence/#.XL4b3i3pPBI
*** Crédit photo : Stanislas Wang Genh, modèle : ...MORE...
The theme of this month is simple but essential: how to make waking up the morning a good experience. The first thought, the state of mind where we emerge from the embrace of sleep, the first word, the first image, all these influence how your day will unfold. You can , of course, emerge all dopey from the previous night, , grumbling like a baer, dragging your feet as far as the coffee machine, your thoughts ...MORE...
( Thanks to Hilary Mac Rae my zen friend from New-Zealand for the translation 🙂 )
Unless you have lived on a desert island for the last 10 years, the news about the world isn’t brilliant. Theorists of ‘the collapse’ predict dark years for us, a sharp decline in our standard of living, without taking into account epidemics, famines, wars at the doors of rich countries, or even ...MORE...
I have put together a Zen calendar for 2019 for the Swiss magazine L’Illustré: one piece each month to accompany your year, to guide you along spiritual pathways for daily life.
The one for March is particularly close to my heart < Buy less, live more> as a way of giving back meaning to our lives outside of retail therapy.
An ode to voluntary cutting back, to free ourselves of excess and get used ...MORE...
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For a few years now, I have been offering the general public progressive access to Zen spirituality. You can find free meditation MP3s, articles, videos (see below all the available resources), not to mention books. So I set up a blog in 4 languages, social networks, collaborations with the Huffington Post or Psychologie Magazine. And all this: for you!
I receive a lot of messages every day by email or messenger ...MORE...
Written with the journalist Francois Busson from the Swiss magazine L’Illustre.
The connection between the body and the mind no longer needs to be proved.
They work together like yin and yang, or Simon and Garfunkel. In this way modifying our body’s posture can influence our inner state and return us to a state of calm. To allow ...MORE...
A video of the Buddhist nun Kankyo Tannier shot in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during a lecture tour in South America.
With this simple exercise, she shows us how to access silence and presence in the middle of a city in motion. In Zen Buddhism, the practice of meditation can indeed be done through all the activities of the day such as waiting for the bus to go to work. A form of “meditation in action” that allows ...
Dear friends from around the corner or across the world,
It was a pleasure to be with you in 2018, whether in real life or in the virtual spaces offered by social networks.
I wish us an ever stronger and more focused Presence for 2019. The world, with all the current and future upheavals, will need peaceful and responsible people, like lighthouses in the storm.
May we continue ...
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/