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

Sesshins led by masters of Kosen Sangha

Sesshin of Saint Céré 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sesshin of Saint Céré 2022 : Zazen the méditation Zen, zen Group of Saint Céré

the nun Muriel Moku Ko Malvolti

Amsterdam sesshin - June 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sesshin d'Amsterdam - 3 jours de pratique de la méditation zen

Master Barbara Kosen

Sewing the Kesa 2022

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

Sewing the Kesa 2022: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier

The nun Françoise Kosen Laurent

Sesshin Dojo of Paris in the Creuse 2022

Saturday, July 2, 2022 to Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sesshin Dojo of Paris in the Creuse 2022

La nonne Myokan, Véronique Harruis

Summer Camp in Temple Yujo Nyusanji

Sunday, July 17, 2022 to Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The godos of the summer camp 2022 at Yujo Nyusanji

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Next sesshin : from 11 June 2022 to 12 June 2022 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Sesshin of Saint Céré 2022 : Zazen the méditation Zen, zen Group of Saint Céré

In this living world The body that I abandon to the fire Would be miserableIf I would see in myself anything else Except wood to be burned.


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