Sesshin de Bourgogne 2016

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 Saturday 04 June until Sunday 05 June 2016


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 Jomon Julien

Maître Jomon Julien

A zen nun since 1984, Françoise Jomon Julien is the founder and director of the Zen Dojo in Dijon.

She began practicing Zen in 1979 and in 1981 she received the Bodhisattva ordination from Master Deshimaru.

Françoise Julien is a disciple of Master Kosen, from whom she received the Shiho, (Dharma transmission), in 2015. 

She is deeply involved in the development of the work of Master Kosen.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 04 June (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 05 June 2016, in Arcenant.



Éclaireurs et éclaireuses de France Centre Charles Granvigne rue du Vieux Pont 21700 ARCENANT - Tel. 06 68 26 14 83

How to come

Accès :

En sortant de l'autoroute à Nuits-Saint_Georges :

- prendre la direction Dijon sur 2 km environ

- aux feux tricolores, prendre à gauche la direction Meuilley (D25)

- continuer jusqu'à prendre à gauche la direction Meuilley/Arcenant

- dans Arcenant, après une station service, à un carrefour, prendre à gauche la rue du vieux pont.


We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 75 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :100 €

Prix : 75 € / 100 € selon vos moyens.

Apporter un duvet (car les draps de dessus ne sont pas fournis) et des chaussures pour marcher sur les chemins (car il est possible qu'on fasse un circuit dans la nature).

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The monk without homeDiscover the inalienable life Which is without going and coming, That is the practice of the Way. Then you will reach the true vision And your ego will not be a transitory self But an eternal self. As long as we do not wake up to that, It is useless to be born in this world.

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