Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple  was founded by Master Kosen, heir of Master Mokudo Taisen Deshimaru's Dharma. Master Kosen, his disciples, and members of Zen Deshimaru Buddhist nonprofit organization retire to the temple to practice sesshins, samu, and daily gyoji. . . and also to recharge their batteries, take a deep breath of mountain air, spot wild mouflons, learn archery, and dive in the peaceful atmosphere of forests and rivers.

The Caroux Zen Temple is located right in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park, 1 h 40 west of Montpellier, France.

On the days and times shown below, the Dojo is opened for the practice of Zazen. Zazen lasts around an hour and a half. We ask you to arrive 10 minutes in advance to prepare yourself for Zazen.


Beginners' course in the practice of Zazen

The beginners' course takes place each Sunday, 9:00

During the beginners' course, you will be shown the different sorts of meditation exercises which are traditionally practiced in an authentic Zen Dojo : Zazen, Kin-Hin, Sampaï, Gassho.

You will be assisted in the practice of these various exercises by zen monks or advanced practitioners. You will also learn about proper behaviour and attitude in a Dojo during meditation.

The course lasts 45 minutes and is followed by a 1 hour Zazen. This is free of charge. No need to register in advance. Just dress in loose fitting, dark clothes.

Address : Route du Hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis FRANCE

All détails on how to come to Yujo Nuysanji zen temple on the relative page of the Temple Zen website.

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Address : Route du Hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis FRANCE

Tel. : +33/(0)

Website : Yujo Nyusanji zen temple

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Samu les 16 et 17 sept. au temple zen Yujo Nyusanji

As part of the renovation of the home for the guardian of the zen temple Yujo Nyusanji, a weekend of painting samu is organized by Ingrid on 16th and 17th September.


Arrival Friday evening for dinner


  • zazen 8h
  • samu 10h30 to 13h
  • lunch then siesta
  • samu 15h30 to 18h30
  • zazen 19h
  • meal then sleep

The project to buy and install a great zen bell for the temple Yujo Nyusanji started during the recent summer camp. The first part of the project has already been achieved: the bell was born out of an old cistern at a metal workshop in Monterrey, Mexico. Soon it will fly over the Atlantic Ocean and arrive in Marseille, where we will pick it up.

Pictures from Yujo Nyusanji zen temple

Vous etes arrivés au temple zen  Yujo Nyusanji, descendez vos valises, en avant la sesshin.L'atmosphére pendant zazen, dans le dojo du temple zen Yujo NyusanjiPasserelle en bois sur la rivière du temple zen Yujo NyusanjiRepas au réfectoire du temple Yujo NyusanjiLe temple zen Yujo Nyusanji s'étend sur plusieurs hectares de natureL'intérieur du dojo du temple zen Yujo NyusanjiRemise de kesas dans le dojo du templeLe temple zen est entouré par de magnifiques hêtraiesCérémonie de la Gen Maï au temple zen Yujo NyusanjiLe temple zen Yujo Nyusanji est traversé par une rivière cristallineSutra du KesaEntrée du temple Zen Yujo Nyusanji

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 07 October 2017 to 08 October 2017 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

South sesshin 2017, zen meditation zen in Yujo Nuysanji temple

Your words and mind are in unity More intimate than mother and father Your actions and the way are in unity, So is the Buddha mind


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You can contribute to the Yujo Nyusanji zen temple sustainable forest management and conservation plan


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