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
I was 19 years old. Life seemed strange, dangerous, like an urban jungle. Without any sense. I struggled with existential questions like “What’s the point of all this? What happens after death? Why are there so many inequalities on earth? ». And then, one day, while walking along the alleys… Read More »The beginning of your spiritual path, how was it ?
“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… Read More »Morning and evening, zen meditation: Zazen.
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… Read More »The zen diary – April: Secrets of waking up radiant.
( Thanks to Hilary Mac Rae my zen friend from New-Zealand for the translation 🙂 ) State of collapse, from the Buddhist point of view. 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… Read More »Buddhism and collapse – some avenues of relection before the end of the world…
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… Read More »Zen Chronicle
Now… I need you! 🙂 Call for volunteers 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… Read More »Now… I need you! 🙂 Call for volunteers
The Zen calendar piece for February. < Anti Depressant in the heart of winter > 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… Read More »The Zen calendar < Anti Depressant in the heart of winter >
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… Read More »VIDEO – How to practice inner silence… in the middle of a noisy town !
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… Read More »Video: A Buddhist song, for the New Year!