summer retreats

Summer retreats

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.



Summer retreats 2023: 


Samu week from 5 to 11 June

Sesshin from 9 to 11 June

Family Sesshin from 17 to 18 June

Long Term Retreat from 26 June to 23 July

Zen and Creativity from 29 June to 2 July

1st summer session from 8 to 16 July

1st sesshin from 21 to 23 July

Kesa sewing from 21 to 23 July

Long-term retreat from 9 to 20 August

2nd summer session from 12 to 20 August



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