The whole world is my monastery.”
“All beings are my sangha,
a community of interbeing.
September 8 – 23, 2024
Being Noboy, Doing Nothing
Online Lecture By Cuong Lu
Being Nobody, Doing Nothing
September 8 – 23, 2024
We all want to be happy and avoid suffering. But suffering is not the enemy of happiness. Looking deeply into suffering, we see in it the way to happiness. And looking deeply into happiness, we see in it the way to end suffering. Happiness and suffering are two sides of the same coin. They are equal and can show us how to attain peace and freedom.
Program Prerequisites

No meditation experience required.
Openness to all religious traditions.
Willingness to put a guidance into practice.
Having a deep confidence in your own wisdom and compassion.
Program includes

Our daily program starts from 6 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Wake up time: 5:30 a.m.

  • Study of Sutra’s (teachings of the Buddha)
  • Study of Sastra’s (teachings of the enlightened teachers)
  • Study of Vinaya (rules of monastic members in Buddhist tradition)
  • Lectures given by the teacher every morning.
  • Sitting mediation sessions guided by the teacher (120 minutes, in the morning and in the evening)
  • Walking meditation sessions guided by the teacher.
  • Meal sessions in silence guided by the teacher.
  • Silence practice after dinner till breakfast next morning.
  • Questions & answers sessions with the teacher.
  • Group sharing sessions with other members.

From September 8 at 6 p.m. till September 23, 2023 after lunch. You can arrive during the day. The first lecture will start at 8 p.m.

2, Le Mont
87190 Magnac-Laval
France - Show on map

$ 1,664 (free of VAT, in double rooms), incl. overnight stays and all accommodation costs. (2 more spots.)
€ 1,498 (free of VAT, in a tent), incl. overnight stays and all accommodation costs.

The costs mentioned above are exclusive to Donation (see explanation below).

  • You can cancel up to 6 months before the start of the program. You then only owe € 35 administration costs.
  • You owe 30% of the costs up to 3 months before the start of the program.
  • You owe 50% of the costs up to 1 month before the start of the program.
  • Up to 2 weeks before the start, the participation costs will be 100%.
  • Even if you cancel participation during the course, you will still owe the total participation costs.

Our costs are pure for accommodation. According to Buddhist custom a donation is expected, and the offering is for the teacher. Please consider paying at the highest sliding scale rate you can afford (from 15% to 50% of the accommodation cost). Your generosity allows others to attend who might not be able to donate. This donation is to keep the Dharma alive and bring our society light.

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Cuong Lu, Buddhist teacher, scholar, and writer, was born in Vietnam in 1968 and emigrated to the Netherlands with his family in 1980. He was ordained as the 18th monastic disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in France. In 2000, he was recognized as a teacher in the Lieu Quan line of the Linji School of Zen Buddhism.
Cuong Lu

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