The last article for the Zen calendar is rather current. As the agape is coming, with its emotional whirlwind and disappointed expectations… how to stay focused? A series of articles written for the Swiss magazine l’Illustré, with journalist François Busson. If my work is useful to you, feel free to… Read More »Surviving Christmas… a zen chnonicle
Month by month, a journey through the little worries of everyday life – 19 practical exercises to overcome them and modify our relationship to life. Chronicles written with four hands with the journalist François Busson, for the Swiss magazine L’Illustré. Staying zen in traffic jams. So do Buddhist monks and… Read More »Zen Diary november : Staying zen in traffic jams.
October : A session of mental hibernation In this month of October, it’s time to prepare for winter. Days get shorter, sleeves get longer, and we just want to keep warm under the covers. So it’s an ideal moment to turn towards ourself, and get to know ourself better. With… Read More »Zen diary – October
A few months ago, the teams of TV France 2, one of the main national channels, came to the monastery where I live to shoot a report on the environment. It was an opportunity to interview some people, to show the outside of the temple, the ritual practice of meals,… Read More »A report shot at the Zen monastery for French TV: ethic and ecology!
Month by month, a little journey through the hassles of everyday life – 19 practical exercises to change and overcome our relationship with life. Let’s get straight to the point: for Buddhists, time doesn’t exist,or at least not as we usually think of it. In the same way, going back… Read More »The Zen Diary : September, go back to work like Buddha!
Month by month, a little journey through the hassles of everyday life – 19 practical exercises to change and overcome our relationship with life. Purely out of compassion, we benefit from summer by offering you a pathway that is both wise yet also a bit tricky : put down your… Read More »Zen diary August: Put down your cellphone
July : going on holiday When activities link up together, isn’t this the moment to un-link? Holiday time is ideal for this, and invites us to get up close to that most spiritual of practices : the art of relaxing. One piece of good news : the art of relaxation… Read More »Zen Diary – July : going on holiday.
A Zen chronicle written with the journalist François Busson for the Swiss magazine L’Illustré. Month by month, a journey through the little worries of everyday life – practical exercises to modify our relationship to existence. The author of this text, Kankyo Tannier, is a Zen Buddhist nun far from the… Read More »The zen diary, june : pass an exam and stay zen.
Yesterday I took advantage of a moment of sunshine in the monastery gardens to record this simple little practice. Try it, you’ll see! And also the opportunity to share with you this idea: all the wisdom in the world seems available, through videos, books, podcasts, teachings… We have accumulated tons… Read More »A short and simple video : THE EYES, at the heart of spiritual practice
Many scientific studies show the beneficial effects of nature on an individual. Wandering in the forest, purring with your cat, or digging a bit in the garden can halve your stress levels, and slow the frenetic pace of your thoughts, at the same time giving back the taste for contemplation.… Read More »May : cultivate your inner garden – Zen Diary