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 Master Ryurin Desmur

Le maître zen Ryurin Desmur

Christophe Ryurin Desmur is a zen monk since 1989. He is responsible for  the practice of Zen in Lyon.

Chinese calligraphy teacher, he is the Kosen Sangha official calligrapher.

October 8th 2009 he received the Shiho (dharma transmission) from the hands of Master Kosen

 

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 02 May 2020 (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 03 May 2020, in Dijon zen dojo.

Dijon zen dojo

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Dojo zen de Dijon. Autel et kesas

Address

15 rue Charles Poisot 21000 Dijon - Tel. 06 68 26 14 83

How to come

Informations

We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 50 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :70 €

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.


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