Mokushozen-Ji, Silent Illumination Zen Temple, is dedicated to the practice and the teaching of Zen as it was transmitted in Europe by Master Taisen Deshimaru and his great disciple, Master Etienne Mokusho Zeisler. The Temple was founded in 1996 by Master Yvon Myoken Bec as the center of his mission in Romania. Since his arrival in Bucharest in 1990, Master Myoken searched for a suitable place for the first Zen Dojo in Eastern Europe and found a house with a quiet and beautiful garden. In 2006, the Sangha decided to extend the house which now accommodates the only Zen Temple in Romania.

We offer daily Zen practice, monthly Zen-weekends and several sesshins (periods of several days of intense practice) each year. We organize several events (conferences, seminars, workshops, etc) that approach the wider field of Zen practice. The Zen activities are led by Master Myoken and Sensei Ionut Koshin.

Zazen schedule:

Monday 19.00
Tuesday 06.00
Wednesday 19.00
Thursday 06.00
Friday 19.00
Saturday 08.00

Introduction to practice – each second Thursday at 19.00.

Romania, Bucharest, 2A Complexului St., sector 3 (Dristor – tube station)

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