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.
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 €
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)
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
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 - email@example.com
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
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.
Whole Sesshin : 305 € / 233 €
5 first days : 166 €/ 129 €
Sesshin last four days : 156 € / 120 €
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).
For all activities, obligatory membership of the association: 15 €.