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

South Sesshin 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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

La nonne Myokan, Véronique Harruis

Autumn camp 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019

Autumn camp 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

The nun San Pai Gabriela Sobel

Winter camp 2019-2020

Saturday, December 28, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Winter's end sesshin 2020

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

Le moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Easter sesshin 2020

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

Master Rei Kiku Femenias

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 28 September 2019 to 29 September 2019 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

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

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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