A dojo is the place where we practice the Way - zazen. It's a simple, quiet place. Zen has never been practiced alone, there has always been transmission from master to disciple - I shin den shin (from mind to mind) - and always in the sangha, the community of practitioners. Master Deshimaru used to compare dojo practice to fire: the more wood you put on, the stronger the fire is. In the dojo we help each other mutually, so we can practice strongly and be able to abandon ourselves. If we follow the rules of the dojo and behave in the correct way, we have already put aside a part of our ego, which controls all our everyday actions. Master Dogen says: "To study Zen is to study ourselves; to study ourselves is to forget ourselves; to forget ourselves is to find our Buddha-nature, our original nature."
Bucharest Mokushozen-ji Temple
Address: 2A Complexului st., sector 3 (Dristor neighbourhood/tube station) - Show on map
During the winter holidays, the dojo is suspending its activity from Sunday, the 23rd of December, till Friday, the 4th of January.
Introduction to zen practice takes place every Monday at 18:00. No pre-registration required. Please bring light clothes for change.
Brașov Mokusho Zen Dojo
Place: Joy Art Building, 1st floor (across the street from Hotel Memo)
Address: 130 Lungă St. - Show on map
Phone: 0729 290 028
During the winter holidays, the dojo is suspending its activity from Thursday, the 20th of December, till Sunday, the 6th of January.
Bistrița Mokusho Zen Dojo
Place: Emi Center - Show on map
Address: 41 Libertății St., 1st floor
Phone: 0761 634 686
During the winter holidays, the dojo is suspending its activity from Tuesday, the 25th of December, till Tuesday, the 1st of January.
Iași Zazen Group
Place: Bowen Therapy Office - Show on map
Address: Mircea cel Bătrân Neighbourhood (first bus station after the Piața Alexandru cel Bun station)
Phone: 0753 180 143
During the winter holidays, the group is suspending its activity from Sunday, the 23rd of December, till Saturday, the 5th of January.
Please confirm attendance to the indroduction/practice by phone.
When coming to practice please bring loose fitting clothes so that the posture is taken easily; one can use the changing room of the temple.
Every zazen starts on time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time. If you have never been to the dojo: please come first to an introduction to practice. Afterwards you can attend to any scheduled zazen.
During sesshin periods held in Bucharest the usual schedule is suspended; please contact us in order to participate.
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