Practical Information

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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)

What to Bring to the Monastery

Please bring a kimono or loose fitting dark clothing to wear while practicing Zazen, and a zafu (black or brown meditation cushion). You will need a bowl, a spoon, a fork or chopsticks, and a large dark coloured napkin in which to wrap your bowl. You´ll also need a small white napkin. Please bring bed sheets and a pillowcase ( NO SLEEPING BAG PLEASE ). Work clothes and footwear, and sandals or flipflops which can be easily removed are also necessary

If you don´t have any of the above mentioned items, you may borrow them from the temple.

You can rent bedclothes for €6, or €2 per item. 

Zazen (seated meditation) Schedule at the Monastery 

Monday 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Tuesday 6:30am - 8:00am & 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday 6:30am - 8:00am

Thursday 6:30am - 8:00am & 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Friday 6:30am - 8:00am & 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 8:30am & 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Sunday 7h00 - 8h30

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 click here.  

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


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



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