The practice in this dojo is based on the Soto Zen tradition, a Japanese branch of Mahayana Buddhism.
This practice has been transmitted without interruption since the awakening of Shakyamuni Buddha. The dojo is in direct contact with Kanshoji Zen Monastery, of which Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure is abbot. He was ordained a monk by Master Taisen Deshimaru and afterwards received the dharma transmission from Minamizawa Roshi.
There are five zazen sessions per week, which includes kinhin (walking meditation) and a ceremony. The dojo regularly holds zazen mornings and days, sometimes in cooperation with other dojo's and monks. There are also regular sesshins (retreats) in Belgium, in Kanshoji and other locations.
What is Komyodo?
Komyodo is a Zen Buddhist dojo (place of practice) situated in the heart of Leuven.
The dojo offers the ideal conditions for practicing the Way of Buddha. Here you have the opportunity to learn about and immerse yourself in the practice of zazen, ceremonies, traditional breakfast, samu (chores) and teachings.
The essence of the practice is turning the gaze inward and awakening to the reality of existence.
"Komyodo, Place of Bright Light"
"To study the self is to forget the self, to forget the self is to be enlightened by all existences." Eihei Dogen