Since December 2020, Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier’s Saturday morning Tenborin Zoom zazen sessions have been relayed in the UK with simultaneous translation.

In September 2022, he began a commentary on Advice for Practice written by Master Wanshi Shogaku, a Chinese Master (1091-1157).  An English-language version of the text is available in Taigen Dan Leighton’s book Cultivating the Empty Field.

You can link to Tenborin relayed events (Saturday mornings at 07:50) on the Bristol Zen Dojo-Live page. The relay uses the Channel 2 audio player. On Saturday mornings when there is no relay, it’s still possible to use a link on that page to join the French-language Tenborin Zoom session. On such occasions, a bilingual version of the kusen is usually posted on this page in advance.

Advance notice of upcoming changes

1. The Dojo-Live Tenborin Relay system will be replaced this summer. Instead, we’ll join the Tenborin Zoom session which will include the kusen in both French and English

2. This page will in future provide access to PDFs of Tenborin Zoom kusen from just the most recent month or two

2022 Kusen

Kusen-3rd Sep 2022

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Kusen 17th-18th Dec 2022 – BZD Weekend Sesshin

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Corrected French language versions of recent kusen can be found at:

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