"Ango", the summer camp, is a tradition that has been perpetuated since the Buddha, who used to bring together the sangha during the rainy period in India.
We offer 3 sessions of 9 or 10 days each.
Each session includes a period of preparation, during which the practice of zazen is alternated with the practice of samu and moments of relaxation; then, there is a day of rest; and, finally, a sesshin, a period of more intense practice of zazen.
Teaching (kusen) is done in the dojo as well as the mondo (questions to the master).
Samu is the participation in the traditional daily tasks of zen temples: preparation of meals, gardening, maintenance, repairs ....
The sewing of the kesa is also taught.
We also offer a range of activities during this period: yoga, do-in, shiatsu, etc.
The ordinations of boddhisattva, monk and nun take place at the end of the sesshin of the 3ᵉ session.
Le camp d'été raconté par celles et ceux qui le pratiquent
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.
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.
The nun Rei Kiku, Paula Femenias started zazen in 1990 in Sweden, and for years she followed Master Kosen to Amsterdam and Montpellier. Since 2011 she is back in Sweden where she leads a zazen group. Paula is married and has two children, she works and continues to follow Master Kosen and the practice at Temple Yujo Nyusanji
Christophe Ryurin Desmur is a zen monk since 1989. He is responsible for the practice of Zen in Lyon.
Chinese calligraphy teacher, he is the Kosen Sangha official calligrapher.
October 8th 2009 he received the Shiho (dharma transmission) from the hands of Master Kosen.
Yujo Nyusanji Zen Temple was founded by Master Kosen, heir of Master Mokudo Taisen Deshimaru's Dharma. Master Kosen, his disciples, and members of Zen Deshimaru Buddhist nonprofit organization retire to the temple to practice sesshins, samu, and daily gyoji. . . and also to recharge their batteries, take a deep breath of mountain air, spot wild mouflons, learn archery, and dive in the peaceful atmosphere of forests and rivers.
The Caroux Zen Temple is located right in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc regional natural park, 1 h 40 west of Montpellier, France.
Route du Hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis - Tel. +33/(0) 749703533
How to come
- By car. There are at least four possible routes from the valley of Orb. We suggest you go through Hérépian, d13 towards Saint-Gervais, then d13e12 towards the Horte, then continue to Rosis then to Douch, turn right 1 km before Douch (zen temple sign). Coming from Toulouse, it is faster to pass by the d180 on the Espinouse pass.
- By train, there are bus services for Lamalou for 1.5 euros which leave from Montpellier and Béziers. You can even bring a bike on them.
A pickup is organized in Lamalou, opposite the casino, on the arrival day of sessions and sesshins, by default at 20H05. When you register, just remember to indicate, in the public message field, that you wish to be picked up. Notice that if you need to, it is possible for you to log in again and modify this message. taxi from Lamalou: 06 08 77 12 96 -cost: 25 euros aprox.
- On foot, from Montpellier, do not get off at Lamalou, but in Colombières-sur-orb (bus 15H45 -17H35 from Mosson), go up by the gorges of Colombières, to the left of the river -it is beautiful and, you can swim there. Not to be done if it rains. The journey takes about 2h30, once you arrived at the "Col des Avels", continue to Rosis, then to Douch.
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Summer Camp : 17 July till 16 August 2022
2 sessions of 9 days, and 1 session of 10 days
- 1st session led by Master Jomon Julien : 17 till 25 July, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
- 2nd session led by Master Rei Kiku Femenias : 27 July till 4 August, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
- 3rd session led by Master Ryurin Desmur : 7 till 16 August, 6 days of preparation, 3 1/2 of sesshin
- Temple stay after Summer Camp: 18 till 24 August
A period of 15 days of samu is offered to you before the summer camp. This is an opportunity to enjoy the temple, practice in the dojo while participating in the establishment of the traditional summer camp. Detailed informations about Samu period
Arrival should be on the evening before each session. A session ends on the last day after lunch.
Price (normal price/ reduced price)
The second reduced price may be given to persons of lesser means subject to agreement by the director of the sesshin.
|1, 2||470 € / 375 €||175 € / 145 €|
|3||525 € / 420 €||235 € / 190 €|
|3 sessions 675 €|
Temple stay 16€ per day
The american plan is included in the price.
Price for children : until 3 years old : fuse (donation) ; from 3 until 8 years old : 30% of adult price ; more than 8 years old : 50% of adult price.
The General Assembly will take place during the preparation for the 3rd session.
“Full-timers” are participants who stay for the entire Summer Camp and are involved in its organization and working. They must arrive one day before the start of the camp to assume their responsibility and should leave the temple at the end of the camp when everything has been finished.
A full-timer pays a reduced tariff.
A period of 15 days of samu is offered to you before the summer camp. This is an opportunity to enjoy the temple, practice in the dojo while participating in the establishment of the traditional summer camp.
To be able to be part of the full-timers team, send an e-mail to permanent(@)zen-deshimaru.com or send a letter to Temple Zen Du Caroux hameau de Douch 34610 Rosis. This request should be made one month before the start of the camp.