The great sitting of buddhas and patriarchs
Beyond thought
Sitting in Lotus
Concentrated in posture and breathing
Let the thoughts pass
fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple
A haven of peace in the heart of Languedoc
Come to practice
the great sitting of buddhas
fu do chi, la sagesse sans bouger
Touch the mind
Become intimate with oneself
A period dedicated to
intensive practice of
concentration in the acts of everyday's life by manual and collective labour,
in the dojo

Welcome to Zen Deshimaru

This website contains the expression of living Zen Buddhism, transmitted in the West by Master Deshimaru to his disciple Kosen. What is Zen Buddhism ?

Do you want to learn about zen?

Read our articles What is Zen?, What is being Zen? Browse through the hundreds of questions and answers by Master Deshimaru and Master Kosen and watch the many videos and animations...

The secret of Zen is practising Zazen, that is why we recommend looking at the list of Dojos where you can practice and receive the traditional and authentic teaching of Zen.

Enjoy reading these articles and see you soon on a Zafu !

Next sesshines

Sewing the Kesa 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

Sesshin of the kesa 2024 led by Master Françoise Kosen Laurent

The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent

Amsterdam Sesshin June 2024

Saturday, June 22, 2024 to Sunday, June 23, 2024

Master Soko Leroux

Summer Camp in Temple Yujo Nyusanji 2024

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 to Friday, August 16, 2024

Summer Camp in Temple Yujo Nyusanji 2024

The godos of the summer camp 2024 at Yujo Nyusanji

Zen meditation : next sesshin

Zen can also be more intensively practised during sesshins (Zen retreats). Sesshins are planned throughout the year, during extended weekends which coincide with vacations and culminate with the summer camp consisting of three sessions of 10 days. Many of the sesshins take place in our temple Yujo Nyusanji, in the splendid regional park of Caroux in the south of France and at the templo Shobogenji in Argentina.

Sesshin of the kesa 2024 led by Master Françoise Kosen Laurent

From Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2024 (arrivals the evening before). This sesshin will take place in Yujo Nyusanji zen temple. The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent will be responsible of teaching.

Summer Camp 2024 : 3 sessions of zen meditation practice

The summer camp, Ango  : stay in peace ... A tradition initiated by Shakyamuni Buddha, the summer camp is a retreat in which you can concentrate on zazen, zen meditation practice.

Summer Camp in Temple Yujo Nyusanji 2024


The summer camp is divided into 4 sessions of about ten days each , each session is made up of :

a preparatory phase in which 2 or 3 zazens and Master Kosen's teachings take place every day in the dojo
practical teachings about Zen taught by experienced disciples
samu : traditional temple daily activities: Zen cooking, gardening, cleaning up and Kesa sewing
various other activities: yoga, do-in, shiatsu, aïkido, etc..
a sesshin : intensive practice period with 4 zazens a day. Sesshin means “touching the spirit”, becoming intimate with oneself, concentrating on the unified boy and mind in zazen.

Informations and registration

Kosen Sangha : sesshins, zazen's days of practice, news

Zen y Playa XII Zen Practice in Catalonia

The Ryokan Dojo de Barcelona organizes the 12th Edition of Zen y Playa with Master Soko, from Friday 25 of August to Sunday 3 of September 2023. The retreat takes place in Can Oliver, a well equipped vacation complex surrounded by nature, with swimming pool, fully equipped and adapted for children and people with reduced mobility, 30 minutes from the beaches of Empúries (Costa Brava).   The first zazen (zen meditation) of the day, weather conditions permitting, takes place by the sea on Muscleres beach, in front of the Empúries archaeological site, starting just before sunrise. A great opportunity to discover, experiment and deepen the practice of zazen, in a beautiful natural setting, together with regular practitioners, monks, nuns and people who are new to the practice of zen. Registration open, limited places.


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Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 13 June 2024 to 16 June 2024 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Sesshin of the kesa 2024 led by Master Françoise Kosen Laurent

For the bodhisattva, thanks to the wisdom which leads beyond, There exists no obstacle and no fear. Every illusion and every attachment are distant And he can grab the ultimate end of his life, nirvana.


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Questions to zen Master Kosen

Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

Follow his teachings in the Montpellier Zen dojo and in the great sesshins at Yujo Nyusanji zen temple


Listen to and download last teachings (in french) of Master Kosen in Montpellier's dojo