The great sitting of buddhas and patriarchs
Beyond thought
Sitting in Lotus
Concentrated in posture and breathing
Let the thoughts pass
fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple
A haven of peace in the heart of Languedoc
Come to practice
the great sitting of buddhas
fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
Touch the mind
Become intimate with oneself
A period dedicated to
intensive practice of
concentration in the acts of everyday's life by manual and collective labour,
in the dojo

Welcome to Zen Deshimaru

This website contains the expression of living Zen Buddhism, transmitted in the West by Master Deshimaru to his disciple Kosen. What is Zen Buddhism ?

Do you want to learn about zen?

Read our articles What is Zen?, What is being Zen? Browse through the hundreds of questions and answers by Master Deshimaru and Master Kosen and watch the many videos and animations...

The secret of Zen is practising Zazen, that is why we recommend looking at the list of Dojos where you can practice and receive the traditional and authentic teaching of Zen.

Enjoy reading these articles and see you soon on a Zafu !

Zen meditation : next sesshin

Zen can also be more intensively practised during sesshins (Zen retreats). Sesshins are planned throughout the year, during extended weekends which coincide with vacations and culminate with the summer camp consisting of three sessions of 10 days. Many of the sesshins take place in our temple Yujo Nyusanji, in the splendid regional park of Caroux in the south of France and at the templo Shobogenji in Argentina.

Easter Sesshin 2018

From Friday 30 March to Monday 02 April 2018 (arrivals the evening before). This sesshin will take place in Temple zen Yujo Nyusanji. The nun San Pai Gabriela Sobel will be responsible of teaching.

Kosen Sangha : sesshins, zazen's days of practice, news

Forums des talents Kosen Sangha :  Aidez à promouvoir le zazen de Deshimaru !

Kosen Sangha Skills Forums

You're a zazen practitioner with established knowledge,  and You’re eager to put your knowledge and know-how at the service of the Sangha? Join one of the following Thematic forums for discussion to move the Sangha forward, together.

La maitre zen Gyu Ji, responsable du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji

An autumn at Yujo Nyusanji Zen temple

Ingrid Gyu Ji has been in charge of the Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple since this autumn, taking over from Master Kosho Loic Vuillemin. Here is some news of this first autumn at the Zen temple in the Montains of Caroux. All the samu was performed with help of many members of the Kosen Sangha.


Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 30 March 2018 to 02 April 2018 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Easter Sesshin 2018

Clear mirror of the free mind in all reflections Full light of the vacuum in each grain of universe To the ten thousands shadows of the exuberating multitude A pearl irradiates in the forgetting of space

Yoka Daishi

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Questions to zen Master Kosen

Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

Follow his teachings in the Montpellier Zen dojo and in the great sesshins at Yujo Nyusanji zen temple


Listen to and download last teachings (in french) of Master Kosen in Montpellier's dojo