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

Mokudo Sesshin 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mokudo Sesshin 2018

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Winter’s end Sesshin 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018

Winter’s end Sesshin 2018

Master Ryurin Desmur

Session of Mexico City 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 to Monday, April 2, 2018

Master Soko Leroux

Easter Sesshin 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018 to Monday, April 2, 2018

Easter Sesshin 2018

The nun San Pai Gabriela Sobel

Sewing the Kesa 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Tuesday, May 22, 2018

La nonne Myokan, Véronique Harruis

Paris Sesshin 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Master Kosho Vuillemin

Barcelona Sesshin 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Master Soko Leroux

Amsterdam Sesshin 2018-06

Saturday, June 23, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

Master Barbara Kosen

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 03 March 2018 to 04 March 2018 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Winter’s end Sesshin 2018

How can he smile so happy? Do not compare him to the others; His social manners are not from this world His happiness comes from his own nature.


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Master Kosen

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