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A formal meeting for the students of the Phoenix Passage

  • 15 minutes
  • fuse
  • Hinotori An

Service Description

In Soto Zen monasteries, Dokusan is usually offered only during Sesshin. In Hinotori An, Dokusan belongs to the regular practice for students of the Phoenix Passage. It takes place after regular Zazen and usually lasts 5 - 15 minutes. During the weekend Sesshin, Dokusan is held twice a day. The ritual format of the meeting is retained and serves as a reminder of the non-dualistic nature of the encounter between sensei and student. During Dokusan, the students ask only one question or present their understanding of a given contemplative task (Wato practice). The questions relate exclusively to personal practice and experience and should be asked in a focused and concise manner. Longer explanations, conversations about personal life problems or discussions about spiritual issues are not part of this meeting. The student is introduced to the Dokusan ritual procedure during Phoenix training. Schedule: Thu, Fri /21:15 – 21:30 Participants: 1 Duration: 5’ – 15’ Teaching tuition: fuse The Fuse offering is part of the Dana Practice (practice of generosity and gratitude). Read more:

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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the training you have booked, please cancel your booking 24 hours before the start of the course so that the practice you have missed can be replaced at a later point in time.

Contact Details

  • Hinotori An

    Kinkelstrasse 10, Zürich, Switzerland

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