The regular practice of meditation is like the regular practice of any discipline or activity: The more we practice or train, the more skillful we become. To help support a regular meditation practice, Wild Flower offers sessions a number of sessions each week.
The group meditates together and Roshi Amy Hollowell is available for individual meetings with participants. A teaching by Amy or a group discussion or question-and-answer period is provided once a week.
Due to the sanitary situation, in person practice in Paris has been suspended.
- Mornings (Paris time):
- Tuesday to Friday: 8.30 to 9.30
- Evenings (Paris time):
- Mondays: 19.30 to 21.30: sitting
- Thursdays: 20.00 to 21.30: sitting + dharma talk
Please contact us by email to receive the link to our « Zoom Zendo ».
Membership is a way to formally recognize that you are part of this community, this sangha, and to affirm your support for our collective practice. If you find that you are meditating with us and attending our programs regularly, we encourage you to consider becoming a member of the sangha. If you appreciate the difference that Wild Flower has made in your life, please join us, and help us to maintain this Zen practice of waking up together in the midst of our daily lives.
Wild Flower would not exist without its members! Members help sustain the sangha, the practice and Roshi Amy through a yearly membership fee and dana (see below).
To become a member: For anyone participating in our activities (morning or evening sittings, retreats…), you need to become a member of the Association « Wild Flower Zen Sangha ». This opens the right to participate in and vote at our annual general assembly.
The Fee is 15€.
Participation in our activities online: Donation based. As we are often asked for suggested amounts, please find them below:
For those who participate occasionally: The suggested donation is 3€ for morning sittings and 5€ for evening sittings/dharma talk. You can contribute this on a monthly or quarterly basis, for example, or whenever you are able to.
For retreats: Suggested amount is 20€/day. But give whatever you can, whatever makes your heart smile, as we say 🙂 We are grateful to you.
If you are not able to contribute these amounts: Please consider giving whatever you can, whenever you can. Or donate your time and energy to help maintain and share the practice. Ask us what you can do to help! But once again, no one will be refused access to this practice for financial reasons.
What’s important: Your participation and making an offering to acknowledge what you receive. This is the traditional Buddhist practice of generosity, or dana. Your contributions, your dana, will mainly go to support Roshi Amy in her livelihood but also help maintain our activities (Zoom/internet fees, our summer retreat for Joa’s Transmission…).
Payments: please contact us for our bank details.