Abbess of the Soto Zen monastery of formation for nuns, Shundo Aoyama is one of the most eminent Zen masters in Japan.
Considered by her mother as a gift from the Buddha, she entered the temple of Muryô-ji at the age of five, where she received a religious education. At the age of fifteen, she was ordained a nun in the Soto Zen school.
After her graduate studies at Komazawa Buddhist University, she began her career as a lecturer, leading sesshin (periods of intensive practice) and teaching the art of tea (Chado), calligraphy (Shodo) and floral arrangement (Kado).
Shundô Aoyama is also known as the author of books on Zen Buddhism, such as Zen and Life or Zen, Seed of Wisdom.

Aoyama Roshi – Europ Tour 2018

Zen master Shundo Aoyama will tour Europe in spring 2018. A wonderful opportunity to meet this 85 year old nun with an extraordinary background.


Sunday, June 24 2018

Aoyama Roshi will preside over Shinsan Shiki’s ceremony (installation of the abbess) of his master disciple Jokei Lambert at the temple ” La demeure sans limites ” (Ardèche – France)

The temple is full but the ceremonies will be available in video soon on the site

Monday 25 June 2018

Exceptional conference at the Zen temple of La Gendronnière ( France)

From 17h30 to 19h30 – possibility to stay on site.


Tuesday 26 June 2018

Conference at the temple Fudenji ( Italy) at 19h.


Wednesday 27 June 2018

Conference in Düsseldorf (Germany) from 18h30 to 20h30

Eko-Haus der Japanischen Kultur.e.V – Bruggener Weg6, 40547 – Dusseldorf, Germany

Information: 0049 ( 0) 211-577918-0

Aoyama Roshi ( en français / french TV )