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For those who are new to Zen practice or to Hinotori An

  • 1 hour
  • 30 Swiss francs
  • Hinotori An

Service Description

CARP PASSAGE This practice is intended for those practitioners who wish to access the Hinotori An Zen practice. It aims to build, strengthen and refresh the foundations of the Zen Path. The focus is on traditional Zen technique and principles (Sotoshu). Classes include verbal instruction, guided Zazen and Kinhin practice (sitting and walking meditation), and communication with the sensei in the form of asking questions about general or practical issues (Mondo). Students are recommended to engage in regular communication with sensei. Depending on the nature of the questions they have, they are offered different options. The choice of it should be perceived as part of the practice, since it requires a sufficient level of awareness and introspection that allows seeing the nature of the problem, formulating questions that would address the perceived problem, and focusing on both the question and the answer during the conversation with the sensei. OPTIONS: 1 - "Practice Discussion" - discussion about changing the style and intensity of personal practice. 2 - "Dharma Meeting" - discussion of issues aimed at deepening the understanding of one's personal spiritual path 3 - "Life Guidance" - a conversation that provides support and guidance in problems related to personal life REQUIREMENTS: a) Registration - no entry without prior registration; b) Punctuality - arrive 10 - 15' before the start of the practice to prepare in peace; the door is locked 5' before the start of the class and late practitioners cannot enter c) Skilful communication – silence at all time, no idle talk, posing questions only during Mondo, or after class d) Clean socks - prepare clean socks for the Zendo; it is forbidden to walk on the tatami with bare feet, in shoes or with dirty socks (unlike the usual Zendo where you practice barefoot, the Zendo in Hinotori An follows the rules of the Chado room to protect the tatami floor) e) Attire - to ensure painless sitting and preserve the atmosphere of a temple, attire should be loose-fitting (no jeans, or leather pants), in calm colours (preferable dark); watches and jingling jewellery must be removed; strong smells must be avoided. f) Mobile phones - need to be turned off completely or set on Airplane Mode (Silent Mode is not allowed) Please read the Zendo guidelines for further instructions Schedule: Tue, Wed, Thu / 19:00-20:00 Participants: 4 Teaching tuition: 30 CHF (single class) / 290 CHF (10 classes subscription)

Upcoming Sessions

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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