Weekend of discovery: Zen meditation + calligraphy, shiatsu, qi-gong - 15 & 16 September 2018

A weekend in a zen monastery with learning zazen ( zen meditation) and the choice of a workshop. Calligraphy, shiatsu or Qi-Gong.

The proposed activities promote calm and concentration. The teachers are Buddhist monks and nuns, each with long practical experience to guide the participants. Retreat September 15 and 16.


Arrival on Friday 14 September between 17h and 18h30.

Welcome conference at 7:15.

Meal 8:30 pm

Departure on Sunday 16th September in the afternoon.


Program on Saturday

6:00 : Morning bell

6:30 : zazen, seated meditation

7:30 : ceremony

8:00-8:30 : genmai, ritualised breakfast chanting sutras

9:00-12:00 : workshops

12:30-13:00 : vegetarian and bio meal taken using oryoki (traditional bowls)

14:30-17:00 : workshops

18:45-20:00 : zazen (seated meditation), teaching by Maître Wang-Genh. Evening ceremony and offering the days work to all beings

20:15 : Evening meal (vegetarian)



162 euros / 137 euros ( students, jobless )

+ 15 euros d'adhésion à l'association ATZW


registration via mail : info@meditation-zen.org ( in english )


WORKSHOPS ( to be chosen at registration)

NEW in 2018!
Zen and shiatsu / Do-In: the art of communication through touch   

Shiatsu (finger pressure) is a manual technique of Japanese origin whose theoretical foundations are derived from traditional Chinese medicine. by pressure on all meridians, shiatsu, listening to the patient and his ailments, harmonizes the circulation of Qi in the body by releasing tensions or blockages and thus rebalances the main functions of the body.
In Shiatsu Zen, the right attitude of the body/mind is essential.
The workshop is essentially practical, you will initiate yourself to a benevolent shiatsu. We will also practice do-in sessions (self-massage and flexible stretching) with beneficial effects.
Theoretical elements on Qi, Yin-Yang, Kyô-Jitsu and meridians will be discussed.



Led by:


Intimately linked to Japan, Marie Bottin studied Japanese and worked on culture and traditional arts. A disciple of Zen master Taisen Deshimaru, she was ordained a nun in 1980.
Since 2009, she studies and practices shiatsu from the Iokai school taught by K. Sakaki (direct line of S. Masunaga) for individual or group sessions (workshops, do-in).








Zen and calligraphy, harmonising the use of the body and the art of calligraphy.

This workshop will enable beginners to discover the art of the brush, learn basic kanji and of course the appropriate posture and breathing. More experienced attendants can deepen their knowledge of kanji and composition.



Workshop led by:


Jacques Kugen Foussadier born in Paris on 8.12.1942. After seven years of fine arts studies in paris and rouen and encouraged by his teachers he turned to the east. In 1969 he started the long apprenticeship of brush, rice paper and ink with master Ung-No Lee. Calligraphy, this art of line which reflects the state of mind and allows of no correction. One single path, concentration and unending repetition unify subject and object and thus become the means of producing work as naturaly as a mountain spring produces water.






Zen and Chi-Kung

QiGong exercises (Qi = vital energy; Gong = exercises) were developped centuries ago in china. They aim to improve energy flows in the body and contribute to maintaining good health

Using basic physical movements blocages and muscular tensions are released and posture is sharpened.

The workshop is intended for both beginners and people experienced in QiGong wishing to spend a few days practicing in the calm of the temple.



Workshop led by:

Stefan Reimon Müller-Hieke, a Zen Monk who has practiced QiGong for about twenty years guided by various teachers.

He qualified as a teacher under the Shaolin monk Shi Xingui as well as with disciples of the american taoist master Bruce Frantzis.





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