Discovering the practice of Soto Zen, learning to meditate and finding a place of practice in a town or in a monastery.
Blogs > Browse all the news…
This two-day retreat is specifically designed for people who have never practised Zen meditation before, or have been practising for only a short time. The schedule offers the possibility to learn zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), hear lectures and take ritual meals in silence. The participants can thus experience a traditional Buddhist retreat in the Soto Zen School: a century-old practice penetrating all aspects of daily life.
Retreat in silence (sesshin) from Thursday the 1st (19:00) to Sunday the 4th of September – Zen Buddhist monastery More info…
A period of retreat in complete silence is scheduled in September at the Zen monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France)
During 3 days, it is an opportunity to reach peace of mind in the best conditions and to learn or deepen the practice of Zen meditation (zazen). Beginners welcome.
From Friday, August 12 (6.00 p.m.) to Sunday, August 21 (3.00 p.m.), a sesshin (Buddhist retreat) will be held at the Ryumon Ji Zen monastery. During this session, the emphasis will be laid on zazen (sitting meditation) and samu (collective activities).
Zazen, seated meditation
Zazen, seated meditation, is the practice which allowed the Buddha to attain enlightenment 2600 years ago. It is the heart of Zen Buddhism, during which attention is placed on the exact alignment of the posture, the natural flow of the breath, and the rise and fall of thoughts. Zazen is also known as Shikantaza or simply sitting. Regular practice of zazen generates a peaceful mind, a clear spirit, and can create true stability in the midst of the many challenges inherent in human existence. The secret of Zen is to simply sit, without goals or expectations of profit, while focused on the seated posture.
Teisho given during the retreat from february 2015 about the story of the old man who wanted to live forever. The magic of kito and finally the question of why we practice zazen.
Teisho given during the retreat from summer 2014 on the place we give to our emotions and thoughts.
Ryumon Ji Monastery : Dragon Gate temple of the Ancient Mountain
Situated betwen a vast forest of several thousand acres and the small village of Weiterswiller (50 km north of Strasbourg), Ryumon Ji Monastery consists of several buildings at the centre of which lies the Buddhist chapel. There is also a vegetable garden, a flower garden, a garden of medicinal herbs, and a rock garden.
Master Deshimaru Roshi
The house of Dâna is a three-floor building located in the enclosure of the Ryumon Ji monastery.
There is a Buddhist chapel on the top floor, accessible from the street and open to the public. On this floor, there is also a room for teaching and kesa sewing. The ground floor houses the dojo (meditation room), surrounded by wooden terraces and a stone garden. The basement is reserved for various works with a workshop and storage rooms.
Sitz : Offenburg
Vorsitzender : Konrad Tenkan Beck
Postanschrift : Förderkreis Ryumonji
c/o Beck Marktplatz 3 D 91438 Bad Windsheim
mail : beck-buero(at)web.de
Bitte sprechen Sie uns an, wenn Sie Ansprechpartner suchen in den Dojos oder im Ryumon Ji. Gerne stehen wir für allgmeine Auskünfte zur Verfügung.