Tonight, at the North London (Caledonian Road) Zen Dojo, Zazen will be lead by Zen Teacher Mokuho Guy Mercier.
Guy Mokuho Mercier began practising zazen with Master Taisen Deshimaru in 1973, becoming his disciple in March of 1976 after receiving ordination as a monk.
After Master Deshimaru’s death in 1982, he remained active in the Paris sangha. From 1986 to 1991, he was the tenzo at La Gendronnière, and became the head of the temple from 1991 to 1997. In September, 2008, he received Dharma transmission from Sojun Matsuno Roshi in Takefu, Japan.
Today, he is active in the AZI spiritual council and is the head of the Lanau Zen Centre near Saint Flour in the Cantal district of France. He leads sesshins in France, Spain, Switzerland and England.