:: Bodhi Zendo ::

Bodhi Zendo is a place of Zen practice of Awakening / Realization


Our Logo: Buddha under the Cross / Bodhi tree; the whole in a mandorla. Mandorla symbolizes the coincidence of opposites: temporal and eternal, finite and infinite, divine and human, earth and heaven, etc.
It involves learning discipleship / learning to relate:
to self - to - others - to the teacher
Remember: learning depends on your own initiative and responsibility. Please support each other in this purpose and goal.

AMA Samy, GEN - UN - KEN

Zen Master of Bodhi Zendo Fr. Ama Samy trained with the late Yamada Koun Roshi, Kamakura, Japan and received his seal of approval and authorization. He teaches part of the year abroad, mainly in Europe, and the rest of the time here in India.

Bodhi Zendo is situated at the upper Palani Hills, on the way to the hill resort Kodaikanal, at about 1700m altitude. The village Perumalmalai belongs to the Dindigul District of the South Indian state of TamilNadu and is located about 11 km before Kodaikanal and about 100 km north - west of Madurai.

Dear Friends

Remember that your pracice here is not just for yourselves alone, but for the well being and salvation of all beings.
Though the many beings are numberless I vow to save them all"
Awakening and Compassion are the two legs of Zen. "Come Home!" Calls the turtledove.


A.M. Morning Season
5.30 Morning Call
6.00 - 7.00 zazen, with dokusan
7.05 Breakfast
8.00 - 9.30 Samu
9.30 Coffee / Tea
10.30 - 11.45 Silence - Personal work
11.50 - 12.30 zazen
12.30 Lunch
P. M Afternoon Season
1.30 - 4.00 Silence - Personal work
4.00 Coffee / Tea
5.30 - 7.00 zazen
7.05 Supper
8.00 - 9.00 Zazen
Our Program

In addition to our daily meditation schedule, we have occasional 5-7 day intensive retreats, called sesshins. Once a weak (Wednesday) we have a day of silence and meditation.
All the beginning of each month - the first Thursday until Sunday - we usually have a mini - sesshin.
Before participating in a long sesshin, we recommend that you attend an introductory course. If possible, please schedule your first Zen Mediation during a monthly mini - sesshin to receive this introduction.
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