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Event: 1 – 3 Oct Seminar with Shohaku Okumura Roshi – Living By Vow – ENGLISH

1 – 3 Oct Seminar with Shohaku Okumura Roshi – Living By Vow – ENGLISH

Shohaku Okamura Roshi

Seminar with Shohaku Okumura Roshi

Living by Vow

The Bodhisattva engaged in the modern world

Teaching Workshops with Shohaku Okumura roshi

Conference will be in ENGLISH translated into French

Shohaku Okumura Roshi was born in Osaka in 1948. In December 2970, he received ordination from Kōshō Uchiyama Roshi at Antaiji Temple where he practised until the departure of his master in 1975, when he received his dharma transmission. He then went to the USA where he contributed to the founding of the Pionneer Valley Zendo in Massachusetts.
In 1993, he moved back to the United States with his wife, Yuko, and their two children. He has previously served as teacher at the Kyoto Sōtō Zen Centre in Japan and at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Centre in Minneapolis, and was Director of the Sōtō Zen International Centre in San Francisco for thirteen years.

Today, Okumura Rōshi is recognized for his unique perspective on the life and teachings of Dōgen Zenji derived from his experience as both practitioner and translator, and as a teacher in both Japanese and Western practice communities.

He gives frequent lectures on the Shōbōgenzō and other foundational texts. His translations have been published in several books, including Dōgen ‘s Extensive Record and The Wholehearted Way and his lectures have appeared in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Dharma Eye, and Buddhism Now. Alongside his translations, he is the author of Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts , Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen’s Shobogenzo, and, among other things, contributed commentaries to the publication The Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo.

He continues to lead sesshin and genzo-e (Shobogenzo study) retreats at Sanshinji and at various other centres in the US and around the world.

Session Schedule

  • ARRIVAL: 30 Sept – Afternoon, for supper at 8pm
  • Seminar 1st – 3rd Oct
  • Relaxing Evening : 03 Oct
  • DEPART: 04 Oct – Morning

Special Conditions

Tenborin Zen Association yearly membership is required: 20€

You may become a member HERE – or click on “Poursuivre mes achats” to proceed to pay your membership for 2018 if you are not up to date with your membership.


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If you have any difficulty completing the following “registration” form (in french) please register by sending an email to being sure to include all your details, your arrival and departure time, and if you need transport from the station to Lanau Zen Centre.