On this page you can find all news related to the construction of the new dojo! You can follow and support this beautiful collaborative project here: www.okpal.com/ryumonji
The dojo is the central place in a Zen monastery. It is here that nuns, monks and residents practice zazen, sitting meditation, immobile and without objects, every morning and evening. It is also where sesshin, intensive retreats lasting several days, take place twice a month.
We wish to open this dojo to the general public, every day from 8am to 6pm. Everyone will be free to come and meditate here, the only condition being to respect the place and the surrounding silence.
A place of silence
A PEACEFUL PLACE
To participate in the creation of this place is not only to practice generosity but also to offer the next generations a healthy, peaceful place radiating on the world!
AN ECOLOGICAL PLACE
The building will be a low energy building and built with materials from our beautiful Vosges and Alsace region. It will be part of a meditative and educational "walk" where young and old alike will be able to discover all aspects of the teachings and practices of the Soto Zen tradition.