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.

From Friday 30 November until Sunday 02 December 2018

Kampeerboerderij de Groet

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 Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Maître Gyu Ji Igelnick


Ingrid Igelnick was initiated into Zen and met Master Deshimaru in 1978. In 1984, she was ordained as a zen nun by Master Kosen, from whom she also received the Shiho transmission in 2015.

At the same time, she trained in shiatsu (Zen massage) and set up Soi-Zen, a kimono and kolomo workshop.

She has been practising with her Master since 1992 and assists him in his mission. She has been leading sesshines for many years and also teaches sewing of the Kesa.

This sesshin will occur from Friday 30 November (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 02 December 2018, in Kampeerboerderij de Groet.

Kampeerboerderij de Groet


Jaagkade 3, 1871 PM Schoorl (Noord Holland) Schoorl - Tel. +31 (0)6 46 2208 77

How to come

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Price :120 €

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