Practical Information

Practical Information

Membership of ATZW 

Membership to the Association Temple Zen Weiterswiller is necessary in order to participate in activities at the monastery. Annual membership fee : €15


  • For meditation (zazen): kimono OR comfortable, dark clothing for practice. If you have a zafu (black or brown meditation cushion), you can bring it. 
  • For meals: bowl + spoon + fork + a large dark napkin to wrap the bowl + a small white handkerchief-type napkin
  • For the beds: single duvet cover + single fitted sheet + pillowcase - Sleeping bags not allowed. 
  • For everyday use: shoes and work clothes, sandals or flip-flops (to be removed easily), slippers for indoors 
  • Possibility to borrow some items on site. 
  • Please bring biodegradable hygiene products. 
  • Some items are for sale at the temple store. 

Note: mobile phones must be completely switched off throughout the monastery in order to maintain a quiet atmosphere. Possibility to make phone calls in the car parks.

Zazen - seated meditation

Schedule at the Monastery 

Monday   06:45 pm Zazen
Tuesday 06:30 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony 06:45 pm Zazen
Wednesday 06:30 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony 06:45 pm Zazen
Thursday 06:30 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony 06:45 pm Zazen
Friday 06:30 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony 06:45 pm Zazen
Saturday 07:00 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony 06:45 pm Zazen
Sunday 07:00 am Zazen + Kin-hin + Ceremony  


Sessions open to the public 

  • If you are already familiar with zazen practice, please feel free to join us.
  • If you would like to learn how to practice zazen.  

Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Please ask by mail or call ahead to confirm meditation times; schedule is subject to change: 03 88 89 26 02.


These hours may change during retreats, please double check via mail or telephone before you attend. (03 88 89 26 02, Tuesday - Sunday morning).


Monastery Ryumon Ji

7, rue du château d'eau

67340 Weiterswiller - Alsace - FRANCE

03 88 89 26 02 (From Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am-12pm). 

By Train

If you plan to arrive at the station at Ingwiller, please confirm your arrival time with our office

By Car (from Strasbourg)

When you arrive in Weiterswiller, follow the main road. After the restaurant "Les Trois Roses", take the first left onto the "Rue des Roses". Follow this road for 500 meters, the temple is the last house on the left.



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