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Summer retreats - meditation and buddhism

Several retreat periods are offered by the buddhist monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France) during the summer. There is a special reduced rate if you come for a three week period of zen buddhist practice and meditation (zazen). Beginners are welcome to attend during this summer period, there will be introductions organised specifically for them and a monk or nun will be available to assist them.

Since the Buddha's time certain periods of the year have been spent in spiritual retreats.

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Bouddha retraite été Ryumonji Temple

Teaching will be given by  Maître Reigen Wang-Genh, assisted by experienced monks and nuns.

JUNE - JULY

LONG TERM RETREAT

Special rate "Long term retreat" : 3 weeks of practice from vendredi 26 june (6pm) to sunday 19 july (3pm). 415 € / 305 € ( étudiants, chômeurs )

This rate includes the two sesshins but not Jukai. Other activities are charged separately.

SESSHIN - RETRAITE DE MÉDITATION ZEN

From thursday the 4th (6pm) to sunday 7th of june (3pm) : sesshin ( zen meditation retreat) Four meditation sessions per day, ceremonies, community activities, meals in silence, beginners welcome.

Tarif : 135 € / 103 €

FAMILY SESSHIN

Four meditation sessions per day, teaching by Zen master Olivier Wang-Genh, activities for children organised by members of the sangha

Cost : 175 € / 142 €

ZAZEN NIGHT IN THE FOREST

Night of saturday the 4th to sunday 5th of july

Cost : 38€ / 28€

RETREAT " ZEN AND CREATIVITY"

From monday the 1st. ( 2pm ) to friday the 6th of july ( 3pm)
Cost

392 € / 285 €
258 € / 161 € 

Kesa Sewing  -  (100 € supplement for the Raku course to cover materials)

Zen shiatsu and do-in - Communication through touch - Christine Marie Bottin

Zen and Calligraphy - Harmonizing the practice of the body and the art of calligraphy - Jacques Kugen Foussadier

Zen and Qi Gong - Stefan Reimon Müller-Hieke

Zen and Integral Yoga - Blagovja Evkoski

Zen and Kesa Sewing - Anette Seigyo Beck

FIRST SESSHIN

A meditation retreat for beginners

From the 28th of june (6pm) to sunday the 30th  of june (3pm)

Cost : 170 € / 139 €

WEEK-END KESA SEWING

With A. Seigyo Beck and W. Eko Krepulat
Cost : 122 € / 78 €

SESSHIN - MEDITATION RETREAT

From wednesday the 10th  ( 6pm ) to sunday the 14th (3pm)

4 meditation sessions per day, ceremonies and samou (work for the community), meals taken in silence. Beginners welcome.

JUKAI - Pendant cette sesshin : cérémonie de remise des préceptes

Cérémonies du mardi 14/07 (18h) au dimanche 19/07 (15h)

In the life of a Zen practitioner, the ceremony of Jukai is a crucial step. It consists in receiving the precepts (Kai) of the Bodhisattva and, by doing so, of taking refuge in the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

This ceremony is open to all those who aspire to receive the Sixteen Precepts of the Bodhisattva and to all those who are interested in this theme.

How to do it?

Make your request to the secretariat of the Temple - info@meditation-zen.org

The monastery will be closed from sunday the 21th of july (3pm) until friday the 9th of august (5pm) : la « Sesshin de la Grande Sangha » will be taking place then at the zen temple La Gendronnière : www.zen-azi.org

AUGUST

From friday the 9th (6pm) to sunday the 18th of august (3pm ) : Summer sesshin, zen meditation retreat. 

This 9 day retreat is divided into two parts. From the friday evening to the tuesday evening the program includes meditation sessions, teaching, samou (work for the community) and rituals. Some free time is also included.

From wednesday evening to sunday midday there is a period more intensely centered on zazen, zen meditation. 

Cost 

Whole Sesshin : 305 € / 233 €
5 first days : 166 €/ 129 €
Sesshin last four days : 156 € / 120 €

SEPTEMBER

SILENT RETREAT

From Thursday 3/09 (18h) to Sunday 06/09 (15h)
Price: 135 € / 103 €.

For the beginning of September, we propose a period of complete silent retreat at Ryumonji Zen Monastery. During 3 days, the opportunity to calm the mind in the best conditions and to learn or deepen the practice of Zen mediation (zazen).

Beginners welcome.

For all activities, obligatory membership of the association: 15 €.

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