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Leonard Cohen, one of the world's most popular musicians and poets, touched the hearts of countless people around the globe. At the end of the 1960s he met his Zen master Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who became a friend and teacher. In 1996, Leonard became a Zen monk under him and was given the monk name Jikan.


Seminar leader Koshin Chris Cain (Vashon Island, USA) and Shingen Jan Gaensslen (Berlin) were monks in the Zen monastery "Mt. Baldy Zen Center" at the same time as Leonard Cohen. They both meditated with Leonard, shoveled snow with him, drank tea or the occasional glass of cognac. Both know the Buddhist background of (the Jew) Leonard Cohen inside out, which is reflected in many of his texts.


Seminar leader: Koshin Chris Cain (Zen priest, Vashon Island, USA), Shingen Gaensslen (Zen monk, Berlin)


Languages: English and German
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Dates
February 2024
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