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GOTAN E ONLINE SESSHIN April 1ST TO 4TH

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Gotan-e sesshin is held every year at Ryumonji to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha. The official date of this festival is April 8.

Every year, we practice a sesshin, a 4-day silent retreat. It is a way to plunge into the heart of zazen, the zen Sôtô meditation through which the Buddha awakened under a tree more than 2600 years ago. 

Sesshin takes place in early spring, when nature awakens and offers an example of beautiful, ever-renewed energy.

The teaching will be given by Master Reigen Wang-Genh, assisted by experienced monks and nuns. It is also possible to ask him questions in private - dokusan - or in assembly - mondo.

The sesshin will take place from April 1st to 5th. Arrival on Wednesday, 31 March at 5 pm. Dinner at 8:30 pm. Departure on Monday April 5th after lunch and tidying up (3:00 pm). Especially for this sesshin, it is really desirable to be present from the beginning to the end.

All health safety rules are in place at Ryumonji. They will be communicated to you upon your arrival.
We ask you to make a personal commitment to respect them. This is in order to take care of our health as well as that of others.

PRICE

(Teaching, accommodation and meals included)

  • Full retirement: 217 € / 161 € (students, unemployed) 
  • Renting bedsheets: 6 €
  • To participate in the activities of the monastery, you must be a member of the Zen Temple Association of Weiterswiller.
    Annual membership fee: 15 €. 

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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.

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TO BRING

  • For meditation (zazen): kimono OR comfortable dark clothes for practice + zafu (black or brown meditation cushion). 
  • For meals: bowl + spoon + fork + a large dark napkin to wrap the bowl + a small white handkerchief type napkin
  • For the beds: duvet cover 1 person + fitted sheet 1 person + pillowcase - No sleeping bag.
  • For everyday use: shoes and work clothes, sandals or flip-flops (to be removed easily), slippers for indoors 
  • Possibility to borrow certain items on site. 

Please note: mobile phones must be completely switched off throughout the monastery. It is possible to make phone calls in the car parks.

ACCESS

By train
If you have to arrive at Ingwiller station, please coordinate your arrival with the office.

info@meditation-zen.org

03 88 89 26 02 (Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am-12pm).

SCHEDULE FOR THE GOTAN E SESSHIN - 1st to 4th april

FRIDAY - SATURDAY 

5:00 Wake up
5:30 - 8:00 ZEN ONLINE : Zazen - kinhin - zazen - Ceremony
8:15 - 9:15 Genmai - Coffee - Rest
9:30 - 10:30 Samu
11:00 - 12:30 ZEN ONLINE : Zazen - kinhin - zazen
12:30 - 13:15 Meal in silence
13:15 - 14:45 Coffee - Rest

14:45 - 17:00

Saturday : 14:45 - 16:30

Samu

17:30 - 18:45

 

Saturday : 17:00 - 18:45

ZEN ONLINE : Zazen 

 

ZEN ONLINE : Zazen from 5:00 to 5:35 pm, followed by a Mondo via ZOOM from 5:45 to 6:45 pm

The connection details will be posted on this page beforehand.

18:45 Meal in silence 
20:30 - 22:00 ZEN ONLINE : Zazen - kinhin - zazen - Evening Kaijo
22:15 Bedtime

 

SUNDAY 

5:00

Wake up
5:30 - 8:00 ZEN ONLINE : Zazen - kinhin - zazen - Ceremony
8:15 - 9:15 Genmai - Coffee - Rest

9:30 - 10:30

Samu
11:00 - 12:30  ZEN-ONLINE : Zazen - Temple Anniversary Ceremony
12:30 - 13:00 Meal in silence

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