The Dana house, a buddhist chapel
The house of Dâna is a three-floor building located in the enclosure of the Ryumon Ji monastery.
There is a Buddhist chapel on the top floor, accessible from the street and open to the public. On this floor, there is also a room for teaching and kesa sewing. The ground floor houses the dojo (meditation room), surrounded by wooden terraces and a stone garden. The basement is reserved for various works with a workshop and storage rooms.
The house of Dâna thus gathers every aspects of Buddhist practice : zazen, ceremonies, samu (group work for the community), sewing of the kesa and teaching. Through all this, the practice of Giving, Dâna Paramita in Sanskrit, entices visitors and practitioners to ease their spirit throughout meditation and silence.
La Maison du Dâna rassemble ainsi tous les aspects de la pratique bouddhiste : zazen, cérémonies, samou ( travail collectif pour la communauté), couture du kesa et étude. En filigrane, la pratique du Don, Dâna Paramita en sanscrit, appelle visiteurs et pratiquants à apaiser leur esprit à travers la méditation et le silence