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 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Sunday, May 21, 2023

Master Kosen Thibaut

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Autumn camp 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Monday, October 31, 2022

Autumn camp 2022: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

The monk Paul Doku Zan Loomans

Amsterdam Sesshin November 2022

Saturday, November 26, 2022 to Sunday, November 27, 2022

Amsterdam Sesshin 2022 : Zazen the méditation Zen, Zen Dojo Amsterdam Gyo Kai

Master Ryurin Desmur

Winter camp 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023

Winter camp 2022: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

Master Gyu Ji Ingrid Igelnick

Paris sesshin 2023

Saturday, February 18, 2023 to Sunday, February 19, 2023

Le moine Sen Ki Frédéric Gruau

Winter's end sesshin 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023 to Sunday, March 12, 2023

The monk Ton Ko Zanmai Raimat

Easter Sesshin 2023

Friday, April 7, 2023 to Monday, April 10, 2023

Master Rei Kiku Femenias

Sewing the Kesa 2023

Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Sunday, June 18, 2023

The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent

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Autumn camp 2022: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier


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