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

Master Kosen Sesshin

Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 2, 2019

Spring Sesshin 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Paris Sesshin 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sesshin of Paris 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo of Paris Kosen Sangha

La nonne Ko Den, Alga Del Mar

Session of Mexico City 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019 to Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sesshin of Mexico 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo of Mexico

Master Soko Leroux

Easter Sesshin 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 to Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Sesshin 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Sewing the Kesa 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sewing the Kesa 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Amsterdam Sesshin - June 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

Master Soko Leroux

Barcelona Sesshin - June 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019

Master Soko Leroux

Summer Camp in Temple Yujo Nyusanji

Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Thursday, August 22, 2019

Summer camp 2018

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 30 March 2019 to 31 March 2019 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Sesshin of Paris 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo of Paris Kosen Sangha


In ku there is no matter, no perception, no feeling, no action and no consciousness There is no color, no sound, no smell, no taste, no thought. There is no knowledge, no ignorance, no illusion, no cessation of illusion There is no birth, no death, no suffering, no cessation of suffering. There is no profit, no loss.

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Master Kosen

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