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Summer Sessions

These retreats are open to all, beginners and advanced. Experienced monks and nuns are available to answer questions from those who are coming for the first time.

There are two summer sessions, in July and in August: 

  • From Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th of July 2021*
  • Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd of August 2021

There is also the possibility to come for a two-week long term retreat, from 9 to 22 August, which includes the second summer session, at a special rate (see below).

The Summer sessions have two parts:

  • Preparation (3 zazen per day): From Friday evening (6pm) to Thursday. The schedule is divided between meditation, teaching, samou (collective work) and rituals.
    There will also be moments of relaxation (a day of rest on Thursday). 
  • Sesshin (4 zazen per day): From Thursday (6pm) to Sunday (2.30pm), a more intensive period focused on zazen, Zen meditation.

It is possible to take part in the first part, the second part or the whole.

A great opportunity to discover or deepen the practice of Zen! 

 

The Long Term Retreat: MONDAY 9 to Sunday 22 August 2021

Participation in the daily life of the monasterygyoji – for the first five days, followed by the second summer session from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 August.

All health and safety regulations are in place at Ryumonji. They will be communicated to you when you register.
We ask for your personal commitment to respect them. This is to take care of our health as well as that of others. Please bring a negative PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old. Those who are fully vaccinated can also bring a certificate of vaccination.

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RATES

(Teaching, accommodation and meals included)

Summer sessions

  • Full retreat: 332 € (243 € for students and job seekers)
  • The first 5 days (preparation): 214 € (158 € for students and job seekers)
  • The last 3 days (sesshin) : 138 € (105 € for students and job seekers)
  • Bed sheet hire: 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 €. 

 

Second session 14 to 22 August:

Registration >

or write an email to info@meditation-zen.org

Long term retreat from 9th to 22nd of August

  • 281 € / 216 € (for students and jobseekers)
  • Bed sheet hire: 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 €. 
     

Registration >

or write an email to info@meditation-zen.org

TO BRING

  • For meditation (zazen): kimono OR comfortable dark clothes for the 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 are not allowed. 
  • For everyday use: shoes and work clothes, sandals or flip-flops (easy to remove), slippers for indoors 
  • It is possible to borrow certain items on site. 

Please note: mobile phones must be completely switched off in the monastery. It is possible to make phone calls in the car parks. 

 

ACCESS

By train
If you'll arrive at Ingwiller station, please coordinate your arrival with the office.

info@meditation-zen.org

03 88 89 26 02 (Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am-12pm).

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