What is a sesshin ?

Touch the mind, become intimate with oneself, concentrating in zazen on the unified body and mind. This teaching was transmitted by Master Taisen Deshimaru.

Neither philosophy, nor ethics, nor religion, the Zen allows us to reach the origin of every philosophy, ethics or religion. Spring of awakening, the Zen transforms our life here and now.

Sesshin means touching the mind, it is a period where we essentially concentrate on zazen, also including samu, concentration on daily chore such as cooking or dish washing. Eventually we may practice yoga, do-in etc.


The practice of zazen is the essence of Zen.

Sitting facing the wall on a round cushion (zafu ), the legs in the lotus or semi lotus position, the knees laid down on the ground, the back well straight, the neck stretched, the left hand on the right hand, the edge of the hands on the abdomen, in a total immobility.

The breathing is quiet and the concentration is more directed to the breathing out.

The conscious mind is still, without entertaining nor rejecting the thoughts, we let them pass through the concentration on the posture and the breathing.

Master Deshimaru practising zazen

This sesshin is managed by Le moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Le Moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

 

Senki Fred Gruau, pratique zazen depuis 1988, et le camp d'été de la kosen sangha hémisphére-nord, comme permanent (un mois durant l'été) depuis 1989.
Il est ordonné moine zen en 1993, par Maître Kosen. Il pratique dans son dojo depuis 1996, à Amsterdam, puis à Montpellier, jusqu'à aujourd'hui.
Coup de chance, Paula, avec qui il se mariera, commence également à suivre Maître Kosen, à  Amsterdam, janvier 1996.
Entre 1993 et 2001, Fred participe également au camp d'été de la kosen sangha -hémisphére sud-, au temple de Shobogenji.
En 2001, il obtient un poste d'enseignant chercheur, en informatique, à l'université.
En 2002, naissance de Ella, en 2007 naissance de Eno, appellé ainsi car ce fut un petit miracle.
Responsable du site web de la kosen Sangha, en liaison avec Henri Mouillefarine, de 1996 à 2007, Fred est aussi passionné par son projet de recherche en informatique, sur lequel il travaille depuis 1995.

This sesshin will occur from Wednesday 01 November 2017 (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 05 November 2017, in Yujo Nyusanji zen temple.

Yujo Nyusanji zen temple

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.

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 Nyusanji Passerelle en bois sur la rivière du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Repas au réfectoire du temple Yujo Nyusanji Le temple zen Yujo Nyusanji s'étend sur plusieurs hectares de nature L'intérieur du dojo du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Remise de kesas dans le dojo du temple Le temple zen est entouré par de magnifiques hêtraies Cérémonie de la Gen Maï au temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Le temple zen Yujo Nyusanji est traversé par une rivière cristalline Sutra du Kesa Entrée du temple Zen Yujo Nyusanji

Address

Route du Hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis - Tel. +33/(0)9.82.12.35.49

How to come

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


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Informations

We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 200 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :255 €

2 jours de préparation, 2 1/2 de sesshin.

The american plan is included in the price.

Price for children : until 3 years old : fuse (donation) ; from 3 until 8 years old : 30% of adult price ; more than 8 years old : 50% of adult price.


Registration

Signups closed for this sesshin

The way transmitted to the West I transmitted to the East Fishing for the moon Ploughing the clouds I gathered the ancient savor.

Dogen

Donate to the Sangha

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


Mondo

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


Kusens

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