Since the time of the Buddha, certain periods of the year have been dedicated to long term spiritual retreats. These originally corresponded to the rainy season.
Since then, this tradition has been carried on, and is now also being continued in Europe. A rare opportunity to withdraw from the world and devote oneself to the practice of zazen - Zen meditation.
At Ryumonji Monastery, throughout the day, each activity allows for the practice of concentration to be fully experienced in the present moment.
The participants follow the daily routine of the nuns and monks: Zen meditation (zazen), teachings, samu (service for the community), ceremonies.
All teachings are given by Master Reigen Wang-Genh, who is assisted by experienced nuns and monks.
Between June and August, several retreats are offered to allow practitioners to come and really immerse themselves in the heart of Zen practice for a long period.
Summer retreats 2023:
Samu week from 5 to 11 June
Sesshin from 9 to 11 June
Family Sesshin from 17 to 18 June
Long Term Retreat from 26 June to 23 July
Zen and Creativity from 29 June to 2 July
1st summer session from 8 to 16 July
1st sesshin from 21 to 23 July
Kesa sewing from 21 to 23 July
Long-term retreat from 9 to 20 August
2nd summer session from 12 to 20 August