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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 staff but with a smile, and led many workshops….
Perhaps one of my best memories will remain this afternoon with the inhabitants of the indigenous village of San Isidro: our mischievous eyes, their interest in silence, and the magic of the encounter.

 

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