Discovering the practice of Soto Zen, learning to meditate and finding a place of practice in a town or in a monastery.
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Long-stay summer retreat , 3 weeks in june or july 2016 - 2 periodes - Special rates for students and the unemployed More info…
This three week long retreat in june and july 2016 is an opportunity to discover or deepen the practice of Zen meditation and to experience monastic life in a Buddhist temple. Two periodes are planned this summer : from the 20th june to the 10th july and from the 1st to the 24th of july.
From thursday 23th (7:00pm) to sunday 26th (3pm) of juna the japanese zen master Saikawa Roshi will be present in Ryumonji monastery (Alsace-France) where he will direct a sesshin, a meditation retreat. This will be a unique occasion to hear the gentle and profound teachings of soto zen buddhism. Beginners are, as always, most welcome.
Several retreat periods are offered by the buddhist monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France) during the summer. There is a special reduced rate if you come for a three week period of zen buddhist practice and meditation (zazen). Beginners are welcome to attend during this summer period, there will be introductions organised specifically for them and a monk or nun will be available to assist them.
Over the centuries and across many countries Zen has always shown a remarkable creativity. All the arts related to this practice of presence and unity with the present moment be it flower arranging, calligraphy, painting, poetry or pottery express the creativity and spontaneity of the work as it is without seeking to correct or transform.
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.