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Since December 2020, Senior Teacher Guy Mokuho Mercier’s Saturday morning Zoom zazen sessions have been relayed from Lanau to the UK with simultaneous translation. Here, we provide English translations of his kusen, along with items from some sesshins. 

His online teaching from January 2021 to August 2022 focused mainly on Great Master Keizan’s Zazen Yojinki. Those teachings can all be found in the kusen Archive

Since September 2022, his commentary has been on Advice for Practice written by Master Wanshi Shogaku, a Chinese Master (1091-1157).  A translation of this text can be found in Taigen Dan Leighton’s book Cultivating the Empty Field.

You can link to Lanau relayed events (most Saturday mornings at 07:50) on the Bristol Zen Dojo-Live page. The relay is via the Channel 2 audio player. On Saturday mornings where there is no relay broadcast, it is an option to join the French-language Lanau Zoom session itself. Where possible on such occasions, a bilingual version of the kusen is posted on this page in advance of the Zoom itself.

2022 Kusen

Kusen-6th Aug 2022

Kusen-20th Aug 2022

Kusen-27th Aug 2022

Kusen-3rd Sep 2022

Kusen-10th Sep 2022 – updated

Kusen-17th Sep 2022

Kusen-24th Sep 2022

Kusen-1st Oct 2022

Kusen-8th Oct 2022

Kusen-15th Oct 2022

Kusen-22nd Oct 2022

Kusen-29th Oct 2022

Kusen-5th Nov 2022

Kusen-12th Nov 2022

Kusen-19th Nov 2022

Kusen-26th Nov 2022

Kusen-3rd Dec 2022

Kusen-10th Dec 2022

Kusen-17th Dec 2022 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy

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


You might have to scroll down to locate the latest kusen. It’s usually available by the Wednesday after the broadcast.

2023 Kusen

Kusen 7th Jan 2023

Kusen 14th Jan 2023

Kusen 21st Jan 2023

Kusen 28th Jan 2023

Kusen 4th Feb 2023

Kusen 11th Feb 2023

Kusen 18th Feb 2023

Kusen 25th Feb 2023 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy

Kusen 4th Mar 2023 – read by Jean-Marc Montfroy

Kusen 11th Mar 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas

Kusen 18th Mar 2023

Kusen 25th Mar 2023 – revised

Kusen 1st Apr 2023

Kusen 8th Apr 2023

Kusen 15th Apr 2023

Kusen 22nd Apr 2023

Kusen 29th Apr 2023

Kusen 6th May 2023

Kusen 13th May 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas

Kusen 20th May 2023

Kusen 27th May 2023 – read by Jerome Lucas

Kusen 3rd Jun 2023

Corrected French language versions of recent kusen can be found at: https://tenborin.org/samdi-zoom-kusen/

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