Articles from 2021

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Kikyomon – The Standard of the Tortoise-Shell Mirror

Zhanglu Zongze, (Ch’anglu Tsung-tse) died 1107, was a Chinese Ch’an Buddhist abbot noted for writing the Chanyuan Qinggui (Zen’en Shingi),  ‘The Rules of Purity in the Chan Monastery’. Written in 1103, it is the earliest surviving book of monastic rules for Ch’an Buddhist monasteries, running to some ten volumes in all. The Kikyomon, ‘The Standard […]

Online zazen every week

During the COVID-19 epidemic closures, several IZAUK Dojos and Groups continue to offer online zazen & ceremony schedules between six and a dozen times a week. All of them welcome interested practitioners. In addition, from time to time events are relayed from AZI European Zen Centres to which IZAUK is affiliated HOW TO JOIN IN […]

Guy Mokuho Mercier – Zoom kusen

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From 19th December 2020 onward, Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier’s Saturday morning zazen sessions have been relayed to the UK via Bristol Zen Dojo’s MIXLR channel, with simultaneous translation. His teaching during this period has focused on Great Master Keizan, and especially on the Zazen Yojinki. Here, we provide English translations of his kusen on […]