retraite de famille

Sesshin with the family - meditation retreat from 23 to 25 August


That weekend, the doors of the Dragon Temple will be wide open to the children of the Sangha. They'll come with their inquisitive minds and be able to share in the joy of being together in nature. The children will take part in activities specially designed for them. Younger children can also be welcomed, under the supervision of their parents.

For adults (practitioners or interested spouses), the retreat takes place in much the same way as an ordinary sesshin, with zazen and all the group activities. The children take it in turns to participate in small tasks during meals, samou, or by ringing the bell.

During zazen, they are looked after according to their age and the weather for awareness-raising workshops. For example, along the way you can still admire the moss garden they created during a previous family retreat.


(Teaching, accommodation and meals included)

  • For parents: 198 € / 154 € (for students and job seekers) 
  • Children aged over 15: 90 € / 79 €
  • Children aged 3 to 15: 48 € / 37 €
  • Under 3s: free
  • Bed sheet rental: 6 €
  • To participate in the activities of the monastery, you must be a member of the Association of the Zen Temple of Weiterswiller. Annual fee: 15 €. 

INFORMATION : The Community of Communes of Hanau La Petite Pierre has introduced a tourist tax on the territory to contribute to the development of tourism activities. This tourist tax is applicable from May 1st 2022 at a rate of 80 cents per person per night (to pay in addition to the sesshin).

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  • For meditation (zazen): kimono OR comfortable, dark clothing for practice. If you have a zafu (black or brown meditation cushion), you can bring it. 
  • For meals: bowl + spoon + fork + a large dark napkin to wrap the bowl + a small white handkerchief-type napkin.
  • For the beds: single duvet cover + single fitted sheet + pillowcase - Sleeping bags not allowed. 
  • For everyday use: shoes and work clothes, sandals or flip-flops (to be removed easily), slippers for indoors.
  • Please bring biodegradable hygiene products.
  • Possibility to borrow some items on site. 

Some items are for sale at the temple store. 

Note: mobile phones must be completely switched off throughout the monastery in order to maintain a quiet atmosphere. Possibility to make phone calls in the car parks.


By train
If you need to arrive at Ingwiller station, please coordinate your arrival with the secretariat.




As a participant, we offer you the opportunity to organise car pooling so that you can share the cost while reducing your carbon footprint. And all this while sharing a moment of conviviality with other retreatants :)

The link for the carpooling will be published later.




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