About 'Fuyu'

My name is Martin Jutras but you can call me 'Fuyu', I was born in Canada in 1973. I am a lay Zen teacher and martial artist.

I've been studying and practicing Zen Buddhism and Karate for more than thirty years.

I have a great love and respect for Japan and the Japanese culture in general. Being married to a Japanese woman, I have the chance to visit Japan regularly. In my spare time, I'm studying the Japanese language and writing system.

Father of two beautiful children, I treasure family life, and I love spending time with the kids and my wife. I marvel to see them grow, flourish and discover the beauty of this fascinating life. Children are amazing Zen masters, much wiser than most adults!

My personal and spiritual development is close to my heart and plays a major role in my life. At the end of my days, when I leave this life I hope to be a better person than I was when I arrived.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Zen master, far from it - just ask my wife! lol - but I've been trying for three decades, whole-heartedly, to apply the teachings of the Buddha in my daily life.

Personal life coaching

In the mid-2000, my experience as a Zen teacher and martial artist led me to become a life coach for various celebrities.

Basically, my job was to help them to get from where they were, to where they wanted to be, but with mindfulness and wisdom as their allies.

I was not only giving tips and advice, but I was also helping them deal with the tremendous pressure of show business by teaching them mindfulness, learning to calm the mind, enjoy each moment of their journey and achieve work/life balance.

I care about you

You know what? I created this website, this blog and this facebook page because I care about you. Even if I don’t know you, even if we've never met, I care about you.

My goal is, with to help people get rid of their suffering and dissatisfaction and find happiness and inner peace.

I want you to be happy and to have a wonderful life. We won’t live forever, so NOW is the time to be happy!

This site is dedicated to you and to your happiness. I’ll be posting on this website, without any pretention, bits and pieces of Zen wisdom that I found valuable and that are helping me in my daily life.

I believe that the Teachings of the Buddha are precious and that they can help us live a better, healthier and happier life.


With love,

Martin 'Fuyu' Jutras ()

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