Dharma.house was founded in 2016, as a complementary offer to traditional meditation centres. Our mission is to inspire, and show by example that it is possible to create, another way of life, free from ordinary pettiness, free from complaining about our circumstances and free from mental rigidity.

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Zen and martial arts… or how to go beyond fear?

led by Denis Wallez,

Saturday 26th (7am) – Sunday 27th (7pm) August 2017,

at the house,

in English.

Chán Buddhism (Chinese) is associated with the Shàolín temple, famous for its kung-fu; Zen Buddhism (Japanese) is intimately associated with the Japanese martial culture, its Way of the Warrior (bushido), its samurais. What is the link between martial arts and the Buddha having professed qualities such as generosity (including that of offering security to others), restraint, love, compassion, self-control and lack of aversion? And how can it be practised today?

Practicalities

Fully booked (register your interest, to be on the waiting list and for a similar retreat to be scheduled soon)

2 days of instructions, questions&answers, experiments and exploration (including some periods of silence). 2–3 nights: arrive on Friday evening, leave on Sunday evening or Monday.

Standard rate, per person: € 100 + dāna

If your circumstances do not allow you to afford such a rate, please contact us to explore alternatives or to apply for a bursary.

See also the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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