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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

novembre 2018

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie: Day/Jour II

By | 2018-11-13T11:46:18+01:00 novembre 13th, 2018|La pratique Zen, Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Another busy morning here in Montreuil, where today there is sun instead of rain. My nose is running. I've already had two cups of black tea. A friend is coming soon for lunch and I have no idea what we'll eat. I'm sure we will eat, though. How fortunate we are. Thank you for [...]

Heart of Life/Coeur de la vie: Day/Jour I

By | 2018-11-12T12:25:13+01:00 novembre 12th, 2018|La pratique Zen, Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Here in Montreuil, my morning on this first day of our retreat has been busy. After a short meditation session, I've been managing late registrations for the retreat in between breakfast, the usual morning routine, helping my son with some administrative stuff, Skype interviews with students... The meditation was essential. In the supreme meal (le [...]

Heart of Sunday (afternoon)

By | 2018-11-11T15:28:24+01:00 novembre 11th, 2018|La pratique Zen, Retraites au coeur de la vie|

Wet, cold and gray Sunday afternoon here in Montreuil. Today is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. That anniversary reminds me to bear witness to what happens when we don't see "the other" as ourselves and ourselves as "the other," as Bernie Glassman never stopped saying. Meanwhile, looking ahead to [...]

The passing of Bernie Glassman

By | 2018-11-07T18:45:03+01:00 novembre 7th, 2018|Art et Zen, Textes|

  The great Bernie Glassman, one of my Zen teachers, died Sunday morning in the United States. I'm still reeling a bit, three days after the news first reached me, in Portugal, hours after the end of a retreat there. Dining with some students later that night, we raised a toast of white wine [...]

octobre 2018

Un bouquet d’écriture et méditation

By | 2018-10-08T17:08:56+01:00 octobre 8th, 2018|Retraites au coeur de la vie, Textes|

De retour à Montreuil après une merveilleuse semaine d'écriture et médiation dans le Limousin, au centre Dechen Choling. Toujours un immense plaisir de partager cette aventure avec d'autres personnes qui souhaitent plonger dans l'inconnu du moment présent. Les mots du maître Dogen nous ont accompagnés toute la semaine ("Etudier la voie, c’est s’étudier soi-même...") et [...]

septembre 2018