It is always possible to spend a few days at the monastery to begin or to deepen Zen Buddhist practice.
The schedule at the monastery is efficient and well organized, which allows the practitioner to abandon his or herself completely to the rhythm of the temple.
A Typical Day
|6:00 am||Wake up|
|6:30 am||Zazen - seated meditation|
|8:00 - 8:30 am||Genmai, traditional breakfast and sutra chanting|
|9:30 - 12:00||
Samu, voluntary work done with the community at the temple,
|12:30 - 1:00 pm||Vegetarian meal cooked with organic ingredients,
eaten in oryoki bowls - traditional japanese bowls
|1:00 - 2:45 pm||Break - personal studies|
|2:45 - 5:00 pm||Samu|
|5:00 pm||Break - personal studies|
|6:45 - 8:00 pm||
Zazen - seated meditation, with teaching by Master Wang-Genh.
Evening ceremony and symbolic offering of the day
|8:15 pm||Evening meal|
|9:30 pm||Bed time|
Silence is observed from 9:30 pm and 8:30 am the next day.
Rates for retreats - EXCLUDING special programs
|Normal rate||Special rate*|
|Three weeks to one month||423 €||311 €|
|Two weeks||281 €||216 €|
|24 hours||50 €||38 €|
*Reduced rate : Jobseekers and students
This price includes tuition, accommodation and meals.
Association membership : 15 euros per year - membership is required to partake in temple activities.
Documentary The Zen Temple of Weiterswiller
by Timéo Rundstadler, 11 year old videographer - May 2019
A short guided tour through the key places of the Weiterswiller Zen Monastery. This reportage - very well conceived - has the peculiarity of having been directed by Timéo, who was 11 years old at the time of the shooting. Would-be journalist and passionate videographer: we are happy to present the result of long hours of work on our Youtube channel!