Calligraphy by Rev. Tenrai Ryūshin Azuma Rōshi

Sōtō Zen Temple


We continue the weekly practice together on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays both in person and online.


Reservations are required to participate in person: book here.  |  PROTOCOL PROCEDURES ANTI-COVID SHINNYOJI TEMPLE (Italian)
To connect remotely on Zoom platform book here.

For further information please consult our Calendar page (Italian) »

Zazen under "New Normal", pamphlet by Sōtōshū





"Zen and Detachment: Being in the World but not of the World"

The Sōtō Zen Temple Shinnyoji dedicates one Study Day to Zen.
The event, articulated in talks presided over by international religious and cultural personalities,
is aimed at scholars and enthusiasts of Japanese civilization, as well as Buddhism.
The recording of the event has been published on our Facebook page.
Watch the recording HERE »

For info »

Shinnyoji, officially recognized as a Temple of the Sōtō Zen School outside of Japan, is Daijōji Italia Betsuin, Italian Branch of Daijōji Monastery in Kanazawa, Japan.

Rev. Anna Maria Iten Shinnyo Marradi, spiritual guide of the Temple, recieved the Transmission of Dharma from Rev. Tenrai Ryūshin Azuma Rōshi 72nd Abbot of Daijōji Monastery.

Shinnyoji Temple is open to everyone regardless of their orientation and belief. Shinnyoji Florence Zen Center is in association with the Italian Buddhist Union and the Sōtō-shū Shūmūchō in Japan.


  1. Zazen (anche online)

    2 August | 19:30 - 20:30
  2. Zazen (anche online)

    3 August | 5:55 - 6:30
  3. Zazen (anche online)

    5 August | 19:30 - 20:30
  4. Zazen (anche online)

    26 August | 19:30 - 20:30
  5. Un mondo nuovo – Riflessioni d’attualita ed evoluzione personale

    28 August | 19:00 - 23:00



Monday  |  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday  |  5:55 am - 6:30 am
Thursday  |  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Once per month


Every six months


Calendar (in Italian) »

Twinned Temple

鏡徳寺 Kyōtokuji

Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture. Japan.
住職 Abbot: 山田 崇三 Rev. Shuzan Yamada
副住職 Vice Abbot: 大野 徹史 Rev. Tetsushi Ōno
Friend Temple

壬生寺 Mibudera

Kyoto, Kyōto Prefecture. Japan.
住職 Abbot: 松浦俊海 Rev. Matsuura Shunkai
副住職 Vice Abbot: 松浦俊昭拝 Rev. Matsuura Toshiaki


Shinnyoji Sangha Newsletter
Periodical diary illustrating the life of the Sangha. Reflections, poems, reports, tales, images, compositions and testimonies: the changing reality of Zen practitioners in the infinite shades of the Way.

In this edition:

  • Editorial: “In this time of multiple migrations: faith, and welcoming of the unknown (foreign)”
  • Conference: “Zen and Detachment: Being in the World but not of the World”
  • Celebration of Gotan-e
  • How Zen Resonates in the West - Words of the Sangha of Shinnyoji
  • 12th Anniversary of the Permanent Seat of Shinnyoji
  • Talk: His Holiness the Dalai Lama - The Four Noble Truths
  • Interreligious meetings and more.