The first meeting in the month is always dedicated to the newcomers.
In the centre, we practice meditation in the sitting position of the Buddha and pass on the authentic teachings of Master Sando Kaisen. When you visit the centre we will introduce you to the position and the basic principles of practice.
The session itself takes about an hour. It is mostly divided into two parts. The first part lasts about 25 minutes, followed by a short leg stretching or walking meditation, continued by a second session lasting also about 25 minutes. During the last session, the teachings of Master Sando Kaisen is often passed on in words.
The end of the session is usually accompanied by the the Sutra of the Heart recitation. There is also a time for questions and discussion after the session.
On the first visit: a voluntary gift
One-time: 150 CZK
Monthly: according to the cost of each center, at least CZK 400
Part of the monthly contribution (CZK 300) goes to support the Ho Sho Ji association, which manages the central monastery in France and helps spread the teachings of Master Sando Kaisen.
The remainder of the contribution is used to pay a rent for meditation room and for the small needs of the sitting sessions (incense sticks, candles, etc.).
If you are going to visit us, please bring with you a meditation pillow and a meditation mat or a blanket to sit on.
Don’t forget to take comfortable clothing, especially not too tight pants – they should allow you to take the right position and breathe freely.
Please come to the place at least 15 minutes before the beginning, so we have enough time for preparation.