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 29 April until Sunday 30 April 2023

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 The nun San Pai Gabriela Sobel

 La monja San Pai Gabriela Sobel


Zen practitioner since 1991. And yoga practitioner since 1986. Nun co-responsible for the Ryokan Barcelona Zen Dojo.

Psychologist. Her professional career is spent between teaching Iyengar yoga - certified professor - and teaching transformational coaching in organizations.

She also supervises cases for the social services and is a personal coach.

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 29 April (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 30 April 2023, 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 €

Accommodation and meals included

Informations and registration: : 06 68 26 14 83


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