retraites - retreats

Stay at the monastery

You will find all practical information and registration details on this page. Registrations are made exclusively by e-mail :

To come and practise at the monastery at any time of the year, different possibilities are available to you. For example, it is possible to share the daily life of the monks and nuns, with a precise schedule, including several Zen meditation sessions - zazen, meals in silence, ceremonies, etc. These are called short- or long-term retreats.

It is also possible to register for thematic retreats.

Please consult our calendar for the programme of retreats and other activities:

Calendar and rates

For any information, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or by phone at 0033. - from Tuesday to Sunday 9.30-12:00 am and (except Sunday) 2:45-5pm.

Here is the description of a typical day, apart from the special programs. The retreatant agrees to participate in all the activities mentioned below.

A Typical "Daily Life" Day

6:00 a.m Shinrei  - Wake-up bell
6:30 a.m Zazen - sitting meditation1 or 2 periodes
7:30 a.m Choka - ceremony for the good all beings
8:00 a.m Genmai - ritual breakfast in silence
8:30 a.m Coffee - tea - toast
9:30 - 12:00 a.m Samu - community activity
12:30 - 1:00 p.m Meal in silence
1.00 - 2.45 p.m Break - personal study
2:45 - 5:00 p.m Samu - community activity
5:00 p.m Break - personal study
6:45 p.m Zazen - sitting meditation1 or 2 periodes
8:15 p.m Evening meal
9:30 p.m Kaichin - bedtime

VIDEO - A report from the TV channel France 3

Shot on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the monastery in 2019. Some pictures of the gardens and an interview with Master Wang-Genh, the abbot of the monastery, on the theme of meditation.


How does a Zen retreat work? What are the learnings and the trials that can await the retreatant? Interviews with beginners, Buddhist monks and nuns and Zen Master Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh. Report by Ophélie Bleichner, for TV8 - 2018

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