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TV report - Green Conscience at Ryumonji Zen-Monastery - October 2019 ( in french ) More info…

We received the teams from the television magazine Sagesses Buddhistes, which were broadcast on France 2. The theme of the report is how the Ryumonji Zen Monastery tries to work in harmony with nature and protect the land.

Many thanks to Nina Barbier, the director and her team for the great pictures!

More videos to discover on our Youtube channel. Bouddhisme Zen Sôtô Ryumonji


August 2019 : buddhist retreats for 4, 5 or 9 days, beginners welcome More info…

From Friday, August 9 (6.00 p.m.) to Sunday, August 18 (3.00 p.m.), a sesshin (Buddhist retreat) will be held at the Ryumon Ji Zen monastery. During this session, the emphasis will be laid on zazen (sitting meditation) and samu (collective activities).



Summer Retreats - Meditation and Buddhism - June, July, August, September 2019 More info…

Several retreat periods are offered by the buddhist monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France) during the summer. There is a special reduced rate if you come for a three week period of zen buddhist practice and meditation (zazen). Beginners are welcome to attend during this summer period, there will be introductions organised specifically for them and a monk or nun will be available to assist them.



 

Workshop zen and creativity from the 1th to the 5th of july 2019 More info…

Over the centuries and across many countries Zen has always shown remarkable creativity. All the arts related to this practice of presence and unity with the present moment, be it flower arranging, calligraphy, painting, poetry or pottery express the creativity and spontaneity of the work as it is without seeking to correct or transform.



Event! Open house at the monastery - June 2, 2019 - 20th anniversary!! More info…

This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the monastery! 1999-2019. On this occasion, various events will be organized. The first to note on your agenda: an Open House afternoon on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm to 6.30pm. Guided tours, meditation workshops, small catering...


Summer retreats - meditation and buddhism - june, july august, september 2019 More info…

Several retreat periods are offered by the buddhist monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France) during the summer. There is a special reduced rate if you come for a three week period of zen buddhist practice and meditation (zazen). Beginners are welcome to attend during this summer period, there will be introductions organised specifically for them and a monk or nun will be available to assist them.



 

Long term retreat - 3 weeks during june and july - student rates More info…

This three week long retreat in june/july 2019 is an opportunity to discover or develope the practice of zen meditation and to experience monastic life in a buddhist temple. Two sessions are planned this summer : from the 20th of june to the 14th of july and from the 29th of june to the 22nd of july.



Jukai - Ceremony " Taking refuge + receiving the precepts " - July 2019 More info…

In the life of a Zen practitioner, the ceremony of Jukai is a crucial step. It consists in receiving the precepts (Kai) of the Bodhisattva and, by doing so, of taking refuge in the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

Important! These teachings on the theme of "Jukai" are open to all, even to people who have already done the ceremony or wish to do so later.



Spring retreat - 9 days - zen buddhism and meditation - may 2019 More info…

The 9 day spring retreat is an opportunity to discover or deepen the practice of zen meditation and to experience monastic life in a buddhist temple. From friday the 3rd of may (6pm) to sunday the 12th of may 2019 (3pm)



The new Monastery Brochure is available: 2019 Program - 20th Anniversary! 1999-2019 More info…

We are pleased to offer you to download the 2019 program of the Ryumonji Monastery (France - Alsace). You will find the different spiritual retreats, short or long term programs, rates, and the list of places of practice related to the monastery in France, Germany and Luxembourg.



Zen meditation (EN tempo)

Autres centres en France

German langage Sangha

Others center in France

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