Retraite de méditation - Sesshin du 21 au 23 juin

Meditation retreat - Sesshin from 21 to 23 June


A new feature! Ryumonji Monastery now offers you the possibility of carpooling, in order to share travel costs while reducing your carbon footprint. A more ecological and economical solution, while sharing a convivial moment between retreat participants :) More information below.

This sesshin is open to all, beginners and advanced alike, and is an opportunity to dive into the heart of Sôtô zen, experiencing a practice passed down through the centuries permeating all aspects of daily life. 

We will do 4 sessions of zazen - sitting meditation - per day, interspersed with samu (group work), silent meals and ceremonies.

Master Wang-Genh gives teachings on different themes. There will be opportunities to ask him questions in individual talks - dokusan - or in assembly - mondo. It is also possible to ask him questions by email which he will answer during the mondo.

The sesshin will take place from 21 to 23 June. Arrival on Thursday at 5pm. Explanations about the practice at around 7pm. Departure on Sunday  after lunch and check-out (around 3 pm).

Ma première sesshin - 12 au 14 avril


(Teaching, accommodation and meals included)

  • Full retreat: 153 € / 109 € (for students and job seekers) 
  • Bed sheet rental: 6 €
  • To participate in the activities of the monastery, you must be a member of the Association of the Zen Temple of Weiterswiller. Annual fee: 15 €. 

INFORMATION : The Community of Communes of Hanau La Petite Pierre has introduced a tourist tax on the territory to contribute to the development of tourism activities. This tourist tax is applicable from May 1st 2022 at a rate of 80 cents per person per night (to pay in addition to the sesshin).

I want to register

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As a participant, we offer you the opportunity to organise car pooling so that you can share the cost while reducing your carbon footprint. And all this while sharing a moment of conviviality with other retreatants :)

Click on the link below to go straight to the event created especially for you. All you need to do is

  • offer one or more places in your vehicle. For the sake of organisation, we ask you to enter your full name and to specify the main stages of your journey for better readability for potential passengers. You can also specify the cost of each passenger (services such as ViaMicheln or Mappy will enable you to calculate the overall cost of your journey)
  • ask for a carpooling solution if you do not have a car. By specifying your place of departure, or the place where you could find a car owner, drivers will know if they can meet your request or not.

Whether you are a driver or a passenger, the platform allows you to exchange messages with each other at any time to request information or simply agree on the details of your trip together.

Shall we travel together ?

Have a nice trip !

To register, please click on the button below: 



  • 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.
  • Please bring biodegradable hygiene products.
  • Possibility to borrow some items on site. 

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.


By train
If you need to arrive at Ingwiller station, please coordinate your arrival with the secretariat.



Subject to change 


6h00 am Wake up
6h30-8h15 am Zazen - Zen meditation - then morning ceremony
8h15-9h00 am Gen-mai - traditional silent meal - then coffee
9h50-10h30 am Explanations about the practice
11h00-12h30 am Zazen & Teisho - teaching by Master Wang-Genh
12h30-1h15 pm Lunch in silence - coffee
2h45-5h00 pm Samu
5h30-6h45 pm Zazen and mondo - question and answer with the Master
6h45-7h15 pm Dinner
8h30-9h45 pm Zazen - Zen meditation - then evening ceremony
10h15 pm Sleep


6h00 am Wake up
6h30-8h15 am Zazen, morning ceremony
8h15-9h00 am Gen-mai, coffee
9h30-10h30 am Samu
11h00-12h30 am Zazen & Teisho (teaching )
12h30-1h15 pm Lunch - coffee


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