Sesshin is a traditional Japanese word which means "Touch the spirit". It refers to a zen meditation retreat during which the practitioners live to the rhythm of the intensive practice in the Zen temple.

Such a period usually alternates four sessions of Zazen a day with periods of free time, meals, traditional ceremonies and participation in the necessary tasks of the temple (Samu).

Monks and nuns of the Sangha come together during Sesshins to deepen their practice under the Master's direction. Sesshins also allows beginners to discover authentic temple life.

Indeed sesshins offer a perfect framework to deepen and refresh the practice of Zen.


Sesshins led by zen Master Kosen

Spring camp 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020 to Sunday, May 24, 2020

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Sesshin of Lyon 2020

Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sesshin of Lyon 2020: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo of Lyon

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Amsterdam sesshin - march 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020

Amsterdam sesshin - march 2020: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo Amsterdam Gyo Kai

Master Kosho Vuillemin

Winter's end sesshin 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020 to Sunday, March 15, 2020

Winter's end sesshin 2020: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Le moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Paris sesshin 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

La nonne Myokan, Véronique Harruis

Easter sesshin 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020 to Monday, April 13, 2020

Easter Sesshin 2020: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Master Rei Kiku Femenias

Dijon sesshin 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020

Master Ryurin Desmur

Sewing the Kesa 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020 to Sunday, June 21, 2020

The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent

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Sesshin of Lyon 2020: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo of Lyon


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