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octobre 2010

« Zen Art » workshop

By | 2015-10-12T16:18:45+00:00 octobre 27th, 2010|Textes|

ZEN ART Opening to the art of life a workshop with Amy Hollowell Sensei, poet and founder of the Wild Flower Zen Sangha Nov. 27-28 Paris Saturday: 14h-18 Sunday: 9h30-18h 75€ (85€ for registration after Nov. 10) (in French and English) Zen art is simply the expression of our natural presence, here and now. Starting [...]

Just dance on together

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:18+00:00 octobre 25th, 2010|Textes|

In my inbox, an email from the Centre Pompidou promoting a coming dance performance. The title intrigues: "Nos Solitudes" (Our Solitudes). So I read on: "Chute perpétuelle ou travail sur l'envol, Nos solitudes de la chorégraphe Julie Nioche met en scène un corps en suspension retenu dans les airs par des liens multiples qui tissent [...]

Fragments of a meeting (crush, crack, crick, crick)

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:18+00:00 octobre 24th, 2010|Textes|

What is it tonight? More fragments, the only thing possible. "Am I walking into eternity along Sandymount strand? Crush, crack, crick, crick," thinks Stephen Dedalus, on the beach in the morning in Joyce's Ulysses. This afternoon, I meet by chance someone whom I've not seen for some time. We talk at my kitchen table, exchange [...]

Where we are, quickly

By | 2015-10-02T17:18:31+00:00 octobre 21st, 2010|Textes|

Streets are the theater of more protests today, youths confronting police armed for battle. At the place Denfert-Rochereau a stand-off is underway when I emerge from the Métro. The surrounding avenues are eerily vacant of traffic, cordoned off by the troops, and shops are closed. Here and there, people are huddled in little groups, murmuring, [...]

Discovered by you within you

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:18+00:00 octobre 19th, 2010|Textes|

I see images tonight on the television of gangs of young men, boys even, in the streets of France smashing cars and windows, charging the police, throwing stones, bottles, sticks, lighting fires. Someone says its urban warfare. But these kids are not protesting the government's retirement plan. They are full of rage over the life [...]

Fingertips lightly touching the ground

By | 2017-04-04T06:58:19+00:00 octobre 16th, 2010|La pratique Zen|

Tonight, I'm ready to shut it all down and go to bed. The day was busy with the rigors of parenting, the grind of household duties. No time for "I"! So after the last dishes are finally done, the night is quiet, I sit down, put the words here. Whatever words come. I know they [...]

A life filled with life

By | 2015-10-02T17:20:39+00:00 octobre 14th, 2010|Textes|

All these people in the streets protesting against the measures proposed by the French government to raise the retirement age... A journalist wonders in Le Monde how many writers were among the protesters. Good question. And how many Zen teachers? The writer's life knows no age. A Zen life, too, is ageless. What does it [...]

When divine is not divine

By | 2015-10-02T17:21:02+00:00 octobre 11th, 2010|Textes|

I've been busy since yesterday with study among peers, old comrades, friends, our teacher. We talk and talk, exchange, explore. And then a few hours ago we emerge into the afternoon and it's another beautiful day. I think, "Divine!" Then I think, "Divine?" The words escape me in the brilliant sun, suddenly, like the truck [...]

programme automne/hiver 2010-2011

By | 2015-10-12T16:19:00+00:00 octobre 9th, 2010|Textes|

Paris (infos et inscriptions: zenscribe@free.fr) 2010 dimanche 17 oct. (9h30-18h): Journée de méditation samedi-dimanche 27-28 nov. (horaires à détérminer): Week-end "Zen art" 2011 dimanche 23 jan. (9h30-18h): Journée de méditation samedi-dimanche 26-27 mars (horaires à détérminer): Week-end "Zen art" dimanche 8 mai (9h30-18h): Journée de méditation dimanche 19 juin (9h30-18h): Journée de méditation 20-27 août: [...]