Sesshin is a traditional Japanese word which means "Touch the spirit". It refers to a zen meditation retreat during which the practitioners live to the rhythm of the intensive practice in the Zen temple.

Such a period usually alternates four sessions of Zazen a day with periods of free time, meals, traditional ceremonies and participation in the necessary tasks of the temple (Samu).

Monks and nuns of the Sangha come together during Sesshins to deepen their practice under the Master's direction. Sesshins also allows beginners to discover authentic temple life.

Indeed sesshins offer a perfect framework to deepen and refresh the practice of Zen.


Sesshins led by zen Master Kosen

Spring Camp 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022 to Sunday, May 29, 2022

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Autumn camp 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021 to Monday, November 1, 2021

Autumn camp 2021: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

The nun San Pai Gabriela Sobel

Dijon Sesshin 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021 to Sunday, December 5, 2021

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Winter camp 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 to Saturday, January 1, 2022

Master Jomon Julien

Sesshin of Lyon 2022

Saturday, January 29, 2022 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

Master Ryurin Desmur

Winter's end sesshin 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Sunday, March 13, 2022

Easter Sesshin 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022 to Monday, April 18, 2022

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Sewing the Kesa 2022

Thursday, June 23, 2022 to Sunday, June 26, 2022

The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent

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Next sesshin : from 30 October 2021 to 01 November 2021 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Autumn camp 2021: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier


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