A sesshin is a period dedicated to meditation zen, zazen : sitting meditation in the traditional posture of lotus, practised by human being since prehistory. Time of a sesshin, join Master Kosen sangha and discover o deepen zazen practice.

South sesshin 2017, zen meditation zen in Yujo Nuysanji temple

What is a sesshin ?

Touch the mind, become intimate with oneself, concentrating in zazen on the unified body and mind. This teaching was transmitted by Master Taisen Deshimaru.

Neither philosophy, nor ethics, nor religion, the Zen allows us to reach the origin of every philosophy, ethics or religion. Spring of awakening, the Zen transforms our life here and now.

Sesshin means touching the mind, it is a period where we essentially concentrate on zazen, also including samu, concentration on daily chore such as cooking or dish washing. Eventually we may practice yoga, do-in etc.


The practice of zazen is the essence of Zen.

Sitting facing the wall on a round cushion (zafu ), the legs in the lotus or semi lotus position, the knees laid down on the ground, the back well straight, the neck stretched, the left hand on the right hand, the edge of the hands on the abdomen, in a total immobility.

The breathing is quiet and the concentration is more directed to the breathing out.

The conscious mind is still, without entertaining nor rejecting the thoughts, we let them pass through the concentration on the posture and the breathing.

Master Deshimaru practising zazen

This sesshin is managed by Master Kosen Thibaut

Maître Kosen Thibaut, moine zen et 83e successeur du Bouddha dans la traddition Zen Soto

Zen monk since 1971, Master Kosen practiced fifteen years at the of Master Taisen Dehimaru, of whom he was one of the closest disciples.

Since the death of his Master, he continues the practice of Zazen and directs many Sesshins.

In 1984, he received Shiho (the Dharma transmission) from the hands of Master Niwa Zenji, the highest authority of Zen in Japan, and hence became himself a Master in the tradition of Zen.

In 1997, he published the book "Zen, the inner revolution" and in 2006 he published "The five stages of Awakening (Editions du Relié)"

For more information about Master Kosen
 

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 07 October 2017 (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 08 October 2017, in Yujo Nyusanji zen temple.

Yujo Nyusanji zen temple

Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple  was founded by Master Kosen, heir of Master Mokudo Taisen Deshimaru's Dharma. Master Kosen, his disciples, and members of Zen Deshimaru Buddhist nonprofit organization retire to the temple to practice sesshins, samu, and daily gyoji. . . and also to recharge their batteries, take a deep breath of mountain air, spot wild mouflons, learn archery, and dive in the peaceful atmosphere of forests and rivers.

The Caroux Zen Temple is located right in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park, 1 h 40 west of Montpellier, France.

Vous etes arrivés au temple zen  Yujo Nyusanji, descendez vos valises, en avant la sesshin. L'atmosphére pendant zazen, dans le dojo du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji Passerelle en bois sur la rivière du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Repas au réfectoire du temple Yujo Nyusanji Le temple zen Yujo Nyusanji s'étend sur plusieurs hectares de nature L'intérieur du dojo du temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Remise de kesas dans le dojo du temple Le temple zen est entouré par de magnifiques hêtraies Cérémonie de la Gen Maï au temple zen Yujo Nyusanji
Le temple zen Yujo Nyusanji est traversé par une rivière cristalline Sutra du Kesa Entrée du temple Zen Yujo Nyusanji

Address

Route du Hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis - Tel. +33/(0)4.67.23.85.10

How to come

All détails on how to come to Yujo Nuysanji zen temple on the relative page of the Temple Zen website.


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Informations

We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 80 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :105 €

The american plan is included in the price.

Price for children : until 3 years old : fuse (donation) ; from 3 until 8 years old : 30% of adult price ; more than 8 years old : 50% of adult price.


Registration

We recommend to sign up at least two weeks before sesshin begins (food order...).

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Next sesshin : from 07 October 2017 to 08 October 2017 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

South sesshin 2017, zen meditation zen in Yujo Nuysanji temple


What would I leave as memory? The flowers in the spring, The cuckoo in the summer, The maple leaves in the fall.

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