The monastery

Kanshoji is a Soto zen buddhist monastery located in Dordogne, in the heart of the Périgord-Limousin Natural Park. Its abbot, Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, received the monk’s ordination from Taisen Deshimaru Roshi and the dharma transmission from Donin Minamizawa Roshi.

Theoretical and practical teaching is given on a daily basis at Kanshoji. 

Its mission is to train monks and nuns who will transmit this way in the future. It is also a school of life, open to everyone who wishes to discover, deepen and put into practice Buddha’s teaching.

Opening to the world
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