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Postby czeremcha on Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:59 am

Namaste!

I'm looking for a good Soto teacher in Central Europe. Any helpful suggestions? :O:
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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Chrisd on Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:58 pm

:heya:

May I ask why looking for Soto in particular?
Maybe this is helpful http://iriz.hanazono.ac.jp/zen_centers/ ... poland.htm
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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Gregory Wonderwheel on Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:42 pm

czeremcha wrote:Namaste!

I'm looking for a good Soto teacher in Central Europe. Any helpful suggestions? :O:


As much as the Soto Shu (the Japanese Soto School organization) would like to have consistency, the world wide Soto Zen lineages are not homogenized due to the inevitable influence of Western accommodation. Even in Japan there is considerable difference from individual Zen teachers. So I'm saying that just to remind that Soto teachers and centers are not exactly fungible and homogenized.

Here are some sources for inquiry.

Soto Zen Buddhism European Office

Temples, monasteries and practice centres of Sôtô Zen Buddhism in Europe

Soto Zen Association CZ

Other centers in Europe

German Dojos associated with Taisen Deshimaru lineage

A Google Map of UK and Ireland Zen, not just Soto

Map showing US and Europe affiliates with San Francisco Zen Center

Many American Soto Teachers travel to Europe such as Diane Eshin Rizzetto

Happy hunting.

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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Nonin on Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:53 pm

A good resource is www.buddhnet.net. The have listings of Buddhist practices places throughout the world. You'll have to go through quite a few listings for some countries to find the Soto Zen Buddhist places.

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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Nonin on Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:19 pm

czeremcha,

There are plenty of authorized, authentic, and genuine Soto Zen Buddhist and other Zen Buddhist teachers around. Check the online resources that have been posted in this thread and then visit various practice places and meet with the teachers that serve them. Then, after asking around and checking with others, begin practice with the teacher that you most resonate with.

Here's an old Buddhist saying: "The person who tries to teach himself or herself has a fool for a student." And here's one from Zen Master Dogen, the seminal Soto Zen Master in Japan: "If you can't practice under the guidance of a teacher, it's best not to practice at all."

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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Hosei on Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:03 am

Hi Czeremcha.

What part of Central Europe are you in. I have some friends in Czech republic who practice in the sangha of Sando Kaisen (http://www.sotozen.cz/centra/) which I think also extends to Poland and Slovakia. I'm not sure if that's Eastern Europe though.. Lots of choice the further west you go :-)

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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Chrisd on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:19 pm

lol haha hosei I like the picture of your ideal world as described in your signature

"things I say should in no way be considered their fault or attributed to them (or, in an ideal world - even attributed to me !) :-)"

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Re: Soto teacher

Postby Avisitor on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:35 pm

czeremcha wrote:Namaste!
I'm looking for a good Soto teacher in Central Europe. Any helpful suggestions? :O:


Dojo Soto Zen
Czarneckiego 1/5
KATOWICE
Poland
E-mail: carpzow@interia.pl
Internet site http://www.kwanumzen.com/centers/index.html
Denomination: Japanese Soto School
Lineage: Taisen Deshimaru
Teacher: Kaisen A. Krystaszek
Affiliated to: Zazen International Polska

Katowice Zen Group
ul. Piotrowicka 45/4
40-753 KATOWICE-LIGOTA
Poland
Contact: Marek Barcikowski
Tel.: (+48-32) 202-3008
E-mail: buddyzm@box43.gnet.pl
Internet site http://www.kwanumzen.com/centers/index.html
Denomination: Korean Chogye Order
Lineage: Seung Sahn
Teacher: Aleksandra Porter, JDPSN
Affiliated to: Kwan Um School of Zen

Center Katowice
Buddhist Center Katowice
c/o Leszek Ocap
ul. Rysia 1/6
40-141 Katowice
Mobile: +48 (509) 485560, +48 (506) 107633
eMail: Katowice@diamondway-center.org
Web:


There were three that popped out of the search
Sorry, don't know anything about them
But, it is a start

Tried the links for websites ... turns out to be bogus ... sorry
But the third one seems to be okay ... can't read polish
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