Since the time of the Buddha, certain periods of the year have been dedicated to long term spiritual retreats. These originally corresponded to the rainy season.
Since then, this tradition has been carried on, and is now also being continued in Europe. A rare opportunity to withdraw from the world and devote oneself to the practice of zazen - Zen meditation.
At Ryumonji Monastery, throughout the day, each activity allows for the practice of concentration to be fully experienced in the present moment.
The participants follow the daily routine of the nuns and monks: Zen meditation (zazen), teachings, samu (service for the community), ceremonies.
All teachings are given by Master Reigen Wang-Genh, who is assisted by experienced nuns and monks.
Between June and August, several retreats are offered to allow practitioners to come and really immerse themselves in the heart of Zen practice for a long period.
Here are the different activities offered in the summer of 2022
Sesshin 10 - 12 June
Family sesshin 18 - 19 June
Long term retreat 24 June - 24 July
Sesshin 24 - 26 June
Zen and creativity 7 - 10 July
First summer retreat 11 - 17 July
My first sesshin 22 - 24 July
Kesa sewing 22 - 24 July
Second summer retreat 13 - 21 August