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 11 June until Sunday 12 June 2022

Dojo zen de Saint Céré

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 Muriel Moku Ko Malvolti

La nonne Muriel Moku Ko Malvolti

After having obtained my nursing diploma, I traveled for 10 years around Asia and Europe. Later I oriented myself towards a training in Shiatsu. In 1990, I discovered the practice of Zen in Paris.

In 1993, I continued to practice zen in Montpellier, as well as Tai chi.

In 2002, I received the bodhisattva ordination at the Gendronniere.

And naturally, unconsciously, automatically I met Master Kosen who ordained me zen nun in 2007.

Since then I have been practicing alongside him.

I teach Tai chi, and love to share the good of my vineyard!

This sesshin will occur from Saturday 11 June (arrivals the evening before), until Sunday 12 June 2022, in Dojo zen de Saint Céré.

Dojo zen de Saint Céré


Contactez nous par téléphone: 05 65 38 20 88 Saint Céré (Lot, 46) - Tel. 05 65 38 20 88

How to come


Price :40 €

Sesshin in Saint-Céré (Lot), organised by Cécile Clermont and led by the nun Muriel Mokuko Malvoti.

The timetable has been adapted to facilitate your journey, taking into account the context.

Come and discover the light of the Haut-Quercy, its "hermitage" on the hill, between flowers, wild grass and forests...

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tel: 05 65 38 20 88

mail: 46.daochan@gmail.com

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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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