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

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Winter Camp 2018-2019

Friday, December 28, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Winter Camp 2018-2019

Master Ryurin Desmur

Lyon Sesshin 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019 to Sunday, January 27, 2019

Master Ryurin Desmur

Barcelona Sesshin - February 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

Master Barbara Kosen

Dijon Sesshin 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

Master Jomon Julien

Amsterdam Sesshin

Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Sunday, March 3, 2019

Master Ryurin Desmur

Winter’s end Sesshin 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

La nonne Myokan, Véronique Harruis

Paris Sesshin 2019

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

La nonne Ko Den, Alga Del Mar

Session of Mexico City 2019

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

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

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

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

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 28 December 2018 to 01 January 2019 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Winter Camp 2018-2019

Turn your light inside and make a half-turn, The infinite and inconceivable source can neither be faced nor avoided Meet the ancient masters and be intimate with their teaching. Tie up the grass to build a hut and never give up.


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Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

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