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 December until Sunday 05 December 2021

Dijon zen dojo

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 came across Zen and met Master Deshimaru in 1978. In 1984, she received the nun ordination by Master Kosen, of whom she received the transmission of the Shiho in 2015.

Parallel to this, she has trained in shiatsu (Zen massage) and she has created Soi-Zen, a clothing workshop for kimonos and kolomos.

She practices zen with her Master since 1992 and assists him in his mission. She has been leading sesshins for several years and also teaches the sewing of the kesa.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 04 December (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 05 December 2021, in Dijon zen dojo.

Dijon zen dojo

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15 rue Charles Poisot 21000 Dijon - Tel. 06 68 26 14 83

How to come


We offer two prices

  • For people of modest means : 60 €
  • For people able to pay the sesshin at its right price :80 €


La Sesshin:

Venir à une sesshin, c’est suivre les activités prévues,  les zazens, les repas, le samu.

Le samedi, il y aura 2 zazens le matin, un l’après-midi et un le soir après le repas.

Le dimanche, il y aura 2 zazens le matin et on terminera par un brunch.

Le premier zazen du samedi et du dimanche sera à 8h.

Précisez si vous voulez être hébergés. Nous ferons le nécessaire. Dans ce cas, si possible, apportez un sac de couchage.



La sesshin de Dijon aura lieu les 4 et 5 décembre, au 15 rue Charles Poisot.

Accès à la rue Charles Poisot en venant de la gare : prendre le tram T2 en direction de Chenove et descendre à l’arrêt Jaurès. Sur la route des grands crus, c’est la première rue à droite.

S’il vous plaît, inscrivez-vous rapidement, pour faciliter l’organisation !

A bientôt !

Infos : dojozendijon@gmail.com

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