Teaching of the summer camp

Kusen from Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, Abbot of Kanshoji, August 2016 Buddha's message takes us into tranquillity and puts an end to fear, to existential anxieties. You are profoundly Buddha. Simply sit in silence and stillness. Do not pay…

Returning to silence

Kusen from Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure, Abbot of Kanshoji, July 2016 Returning to silence is a universal practice: returning to the silence, returning to the original mind. The silence Buddha talks about is not the silence of the mafia,…

Practice with sincerity

Kusen from Taiun JP Faure, June 2016 ... Master Dogen said : " During the whole day and the whole night, things come to mind and the mind bothers about them. In peace with them, we perseveringly pursue our path." This is to say that we…

What is the cycle of births and deaths?

What is true love? What is ultimate reality? What is the cycle of births and deaths? When the causes and conditions are there, a form appears.  When the causes and conditions are no longer there, the form disappears. Death is sudden, like…

Washing our bowl, cleaning our mind

We receive our life from the universe. We give our life to the universe. Traditionally, monks do takuhatsu. In their bowl, they receive their subsistence from lay people. In exchange, lay people receive their spiritual food, Buddha's teaching,…

It’s good …

Shakyamuni Buddha is sometimes called the Blessed One. Blessed is "to be happy in good" (in French, blessed is "bienheureux": "bien" - good, "heureux" - happy). His attitude is benevolent, meaning that he watches over good (in French, benevolent…

Solving the problem of life and death

Solving the problem of life and death is, essentially, the great matter of our life. Every human being is familiar with the sting of that question. Some believe that there is no answer... Others say that paradise will come after a life of…