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Zen conferences around the world


Komyo's Conferences are at the heart of the Zanmai Project, which aims to bring the authentic practice of Zen meditation to people around the world. 


In May 2022, the monk Komyo Wang-Genh began a long journey around the world, first by bicycle and then on foot. Along the way, he has given lectures and initiations in Zen practice in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala. He is currently in Nicaragua.


His itinerary will extend throughout Central and South America where he will stop in a few cities for a limited time to give a lectures and introduce people to Zen practice. 


The conferences


Duration: 2 hours - 1 hour lecture + 1 hour guided meditation

Price: to be negotiated with the place of reception


The communication is assured by the place of reception and by the monk Komyo.



Born in 1980 to monk and nun parents of the Soto Zen tradition, the monk Komyo grew up in the world of Buddhist dojos and temples. Since early childhood, he has taken as examples the practitioners of the Sangha (the community), sitting motionless in zazen, shaved head, dressed in the august Kolomo (the black robe). They are today the precursors of the implantation of Zen on European soil. 


At the origin of this story: the figure of the Japanese Master Taisen Deshimaru (1914-1982), who arrived in France in 1967 to plant the seed of Zen. Komyo's father, Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh, was one of his close disciples. He in turn became a Zen Master, and it is his teaching that Komyo follows today.  


Still an infant, the Buddhist name of Komyo was given to him by Master Deshimaru in 1981. He took refuge in the precepts as a teenager, and it was in 2014 that he received monk ordination (tokudo). For three and a half years, Komyo trained at Ryumonji Zen Temple in Weiterswiller, Alsace.

In May 2022, he undertook a two and a half year journey around the world to Japan. There he will continue his training as a monk in a Zen temple in Japan (Ango).

A graduate of a school of journalism (CELSA) and a school of audiovisual production (CLCF), he has always worked as a reporter-director. In the Zen lineage of Master Deshimaru, monks and nuns can work in the social world and have a family life.

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