Méditation au temple zen de Weiterswiller - France

Short Stay

It is always possible to spend a few days at the monastery to begin or to deepen Zen Buddhist practice. 

The schedule at the monastery is efficient and well organized, which allows the practitioner to abandon his or herself completely to the rhythm of the temple. 

A Typical Day

6:00 am Wake up
6:30 am Zazen - seated meditation
7:30 am Ceremony
8:00 - 8:30 am Genmai, traditional breakfast and sutra chanting
9:30 - 12:00

Samu, voluntary work done with the community at the temple,
carried out in the spirit of generosity - cooking, gardening, cleaning, wood working, office work,
maintenance, etc...

12:30 - 1:00 pm Vegetarian meal cooked with organic ingredients,
eaten in oryoki bowls - traditional japanese bowls
1:00 - 2:45 pm Break - personal studies
2:45 - 5:00 pm Samu
5:00 pm Break - personal studies
6:45 - 8:00 pm

Zazen - seated meditation, with teaching by Master Wang-Genh.

Evening ceremony and symbolic offering of the day
for the wellness of all sentient beings.

8:15 pm Evening meal
9:30 pm Bed time

Silence is observed from 9:30 pm and 8:30 am the next day.

Rates for retreats - EXCLUDING special programs

  Normal rate Special rate*
Three weeks to one month 423 € 311 €
Two weeks 281 € 216 €
24 hours  50 € 38 €

*Reduced rate : Jobseekers and students 

This price includes tuition, accommodation and meals.

Association membership : 15 euros per year - membership is required to partake in temple activities.


Documentary The Zen Temple of Weiterswiller 

by Timéo Rundstadler, 11 year old videographer - May 2019

A short guided tour through the key places of the Weiterswiller Zen Monastery. This reportage - very well conceived - has the peculiarity of having been directed by Timéo, who was 11 years old at the time of the shooting. Would-be journalist and passionate videographer: we are happy to present the result of long hours of work on our Youtube channel!


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