Videos - How to meditate? With Master Wang-Genh

To support your zazen practice - zen meditation - Master Wang-Genh has recorded a series of thematic videos. They are available in French, with English subtitles. You need to enable the subtitles. The views were taken at the Zen monastery Ryumonji ( Alsace) where Master Wang-Genh most often resides.

The hand posture for zen meditation

Which hand posture for zen meditation (zazen)? What are the effects of this mudra on the state of mind and on the body?

The eyes during zen meditation

Which hand posture for zen meditation (zazen)? What are the effects of this mudra on the state of mind and on the body?

Breathing in zazen

Breathing is a key element of meditation practice. Master Wang-Genh, who has been practicing zazen every day for more than 45 years, offers you some explanations.

The Gassho

The "Gassho" traditional greeting of Zen Buddhism is an integral part of the practice. In this video, Master Wang-Genh explains how to do gassho and why this practice is so important.

The regularity in zazen

Soto Zen Master Olivier Wang-Genh describes the 5 obstacles that can hinder our zazen practice, zen meditation. It also proposes some ways to overcome them and regain a clear and present mind.

The flow of thoughts in zazen

What to do with thoughts during Zen meditation? Zen master Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh offers us some clear and simple explanations.

The 5 obstacles to Zen meditation

Soto Zen Master Olivier Wang-Genh describes the 5 obstacles that can hinder our zazen practice, zen meditation. It also proposes some ways to overcome them and regain a clear and present mind.

zafu, THE MEDITATION CUSHION

How to choose your zafu, the meditation cushion. Some useful information given by the Zen master Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh.

HOW TO DO ZAZEN ON AN ERGONOMIC OFFICE CHAIR

Punctual or permanent physical problems must not be an obstacle to the practice of zazen. In this video, Master Wang-Genh explains how to do zazen on an ergonomic office chair.

HOW TO DO ZAZEN ON A CHAIR 

Punctual or permanent physical problems must not be an obstacle to the practice of zazen. In this video, Master Wang-Genh explains how to do zazen on a chair.

AN OBSTACLE TO ZEN MEDITATION : KONTIN

Falling asleep during zazen, or kontin, is one of the 5 obstacles to meditation. In this video, Master Wang-Genh explains how to become aware of this state in order to be able to remedy it as soon as possible.

AN OBSTACLE TO ZEN MEDITATION : SANRAN

Mental agitation, or sanran, is one of the 5 obstacles to meditation. In this video, Master Wang-Genh explains how to become aware of this state in order to be able to remedy it as soon as possible.

KINHIN

Kinhin is a very slow walk, based on breathing, which is practiced in the dojo between two zazen sessions.Master Wang-Genh explains the details of this walk to you.

THE POSITION OF THE HANDS DURING KINHIN

Kinhin, or walking meditation, based on breathing, is an integral part of Zen meditation. The position of the hands is very important in this practice.

ZOOM ON THE FEET DURING KINHIN

Kinhin, or walking meditation, based on breathing, is an integral part of Zen meditation. The way you move and put your feet on the ground is essential.

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