During the family retreat, the gates of the Dragon Temple are opened to all the children of the Sangha. They can bring their curiosity and their joy of being together in nature. Children from five or six years old participate in activities designed for their age group. Younger children are also welcome but remain under the supervision of their parents.
For the adults (practitioners and/or their partners) the retreat follows the rhythm of a normal sesshin including zazen and collective activities. The children participate as tag-alongs for the meals, samu, or while ringing bells. During zazen, depending on their age, and the weather, they are set to task at mindful work. For example, one still admires the moss they planted on the garden path during the last family retreat.
This year we will be inspired by the theme of compassion, which Master Wang-Genh will also focus on during his teachings for the adults.
The retreat is free for children (donations are welcome).
Please register well in advance to aid organization.
Pictures of the family-retreat 2014 ! Cliquez ICI.
Television covereage from TV France 3 Alsace ( in French and Alsation)