The Summer Camp

In Japan “Ango” is a tradition which has been going on since the time of Buddha. It was a period of practice which saw the whole Sangha coming together around the Buddha during the rainy season.

Our sessions include

  • A period of preparation lasting between 4 to 6 days followed by a sesshin (period of more intensive practice)
  • Teachings in the dojo (kusen).
  • Samu: taking part in the daily tasks of the temple (zen kitchen, garden, maintenance, sewing of the kesa). Samu is a japanese word which literally means “doing things”, as in “things to do”. Samu is work for the temple and the community, and forms an integral part of the practice.
  • Various related activities: yoga, do-in, shiatsu...


Master Kosen gives ordenations for Bodhisattva and monk at the end of the third session.

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

Master Gyu Ji Igelnick

Ingrid Igelnick came across Zen and met Master Deshimaru in 1978. In 1984, she received the nun ordination by Master Kosen, of whom she received the transmission of the Shiho in 2015.
Parallel to this, she has trained in shiatsu (Zen massage) and she has created Soi-Zen, a clothing workshop for kimonos and kolomos.
She practices zen with her Master since 1992 and assists him in his mission. She has been leading sesshins for several years and also teaches the sewing of the kesa.


Master Ryurin Desmur

Christophe Ryurin Desmur has been monk since 1989. He leads practice in the dojo of Lyon.
He is also a professor of Chinese calligraphy and official calligrapher of the Kosen sangha.
He received the shiho from Master Kosen on the 8th of October 2009.


Master Soko Leroux

Pierre Leroux first encountered zen in Rennes. Since then he has tirelessly followed the practice of zen. For ten years he took part in every sesshin and intensive camp at the zen temple of the Gendronnière, founded by Master Taisen Deshimaru. He worked in the temple kitchen. In 1991, Master Kosen, successor and inheritor of the dharma of Master Deshimaru, ordained him zen monk in the temple at the Gendronnière.

From 1993 onwards, when Master Kosen started his own sangha, he served as tenzo, being responsible for the kitchen. He educated numerous disciples in the practice of zen and samu. In 1999 he co-founded the zen dojo in the neighbourhood of Gracia, Barcelona. In October 2009, he received the transmission from Master Kosen at the Yujo Nyusanji Temple, becoming Master Soko, 85th successor to Buddha Shakyamuni in the Soto zen tradition.


Master Tai Gen Yamauchi

Toshiro Yamauchi was born in Buenos Aires on October 27, 1962. He did his primary and secondary studies in a Spanish priest school.
In 1982, he fought in the Falklands war. After the war, he studied Dramatic Arts and founded the rock band Louis XV, of which he was the leader for 20 years.
In 1992, he toured in France, where he met Master Kosen Thibaut. He immediately recognized Master Kosen as the heir of Master Deshimaru and began to follow him.
In 1994, he received the ordination of bodhisattva and received the name of Tai Gen. In 1997, he received the monk ordination with the name To Shi. He was the president of the Zen Association of Latin America for eight years.
Since fourteen years, he has been the monk responsible for the Zen Dojo of Buenos Aires.
In October 2016, Toshiro received the Transmission of the Dharma by Master Kosen at the Shobogenji Temple in Argentina.

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


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

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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Summer Camp : 15 July till 23 August 2017

2 sessions of 9 days, 1 session of 10 days, 1 session of 8 days

  • 1st session led by Master Gyu Ji Igelnick: 15 till 23 July, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
  • 2nd session led by Master Ryurin: 25 July till 2 August, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
  • 3rd session led by Master Soko Leroux: 5 till 14 August, 6 days of preparation, 3 1/2 of sesshin
  • 4th session led by Master Tai Gen Yamauchi: 16 till 23 August, 5 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin

Arrival should be on the evening before each session. A session ends on the last day after lunch.

Price (normal price/ reduced price)

The second reduced price may be given to persons of lesser means subject to agreement by the director of the sesshin.

Session   Entire session Sesshin
1, 2 455 € / 365 € 170 € / 140 €
3 510 € / 405 € 225 € / 185 €
4 355 € / 285 € 170 € / 140 €
3 sessions 655 € 4 sessions 775 €

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.

General Assembly

The General Assembly will take place during the preparation for the 3rd session.

“Full-timers” are participants who stay for the entire Summer Camp and are involved in it’s organisation and working. They must arrive one day before the start of the camp to assume their responsibility and should leave the temple at the end of the camp when everything has been finished.

A full-timer pays a reduced tariff, (see details of pricing below).

To be able to be part of the full-timers team, send an e-mail to permanent(@) or send a letter to Dojo Zen 34, rue Bourrely 34000 Montpellier. This request should be made one month before the start of the camp.

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If after five, ten, twenty years of practice you do not reach the awakening Then cut my head and make an urinal with my skull.


Donate to the Sangha

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