SESSHIN ONLINE - 4.-5.4.2020 More info…


In these difficult times for all, let us continue to practice together. We suggest that you follow all the sesshin from your home: zazen, ceremonies, ritual meals, teachings, questions and answers. Thus, more than two hundred people participated in the last sesshin "ON LINE" of 27/28/29 March 2020.

In order to put you fully in the spirit of the sesshin, you are asked to register formally. 

You will then receive all the practical information and the procedure to follow.

ZEN ONLINE - during containment: let's stay connected! News from Sunday 22 March 2020 More info…

The RYUMONJI temple is at your side: during the confinement, we change the hours of Zen ONLINE. For more practice.


We add periods of zazen and ceremonies that you can follow every day. No hosan ( day off ) : we want to stay connected with you to support you on a daily basis. Take care of yourself and good practices!

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID 19 - Monday 16 March More info…

Message updated on March 16, 2020 (replaces the previous one)
Good morning, everyone,
Following Emmanuel Macron's communication last night, we have taken the following decisions:
- The next sesshin, March 20-22, is cancelled...
- concerning the April sesshin we will decide at the end of March, depending on the evolution of the situation.

- Arrivals at the temple are no longer allowed, scheduled stays are cancelled.

    If you were registered for a sesshin or a stay, your deposit will remain valid for the whole year 2020.

Jukai - Ceremony " Taking refuge + receiving the precepts " - July 2020 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.

Ryumonji Temple 2020 Brochure is available! ( IN FRENCH ) More info…

In this beautiful full-colour brochure, discover all the information for 2020: retreats, events, prices, calendar as well as the updated list of centres linked to the monastery in Europe.

Enjoy your reading!

20th anniversary events at the zen temple Ryumoni More info…

For the 20th anniversary of the temple we organised an Open Day last june. This was a public event to celebrate the anniversary with the inhabitants of the region. At the end of november the festivities continue but this time for the sangha!

Join us for the different ceremonies and key moments of this anniversary described in detail below.


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).

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...

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