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Dharma Combat ceremony – in the presence of Sekiguchi Roshi, Japanese Zen master + JULY SESSHIN More info…

The Dharma Combat ceremony (Shusso Hosen Shiki) is a traditional soto zen Buddhism ritual, concerning senior monks and nuns who have to prove their commitment. The ceremony takes place in front of the practitioners’ assembly and is led by the abbot of the monastery, zen master Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh. A high-ranking monk bearing the title of Sei-Kyoshi vouches for the ceremony by his presence. We will therefore have the honour to welcome master Dojun Sekuguchi Roshi, in charge of the Japanese soto zen school in Europe.



BUDDHIST RETREATS - SUMMER 2015 More info…

Download the programme (in french) of activities for the summer of 2015 at Ryumonji buddhist monastery. Why not come for a retreat for a few days or a few weeks...? On offer will be zen meditation, teachings, daily life in the monastery and introductions to the principles of buddhism.



NEW ! Download the 2015 program of activities. More info…

All the activities organised in 2015 at the zen monastery are detailed in the new program.

48 colour pages with informatio, numerous photos, etc... plus the addresses and web sites of zen dojos connected to the monastery.

Click here to download



Zen meditation

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.

Ryumon Ji Monastery

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. 

Strasbourg zen buddhist center

 

Centre de bouddhisme zen
21, rue des Magasins
67000 Strasbourg
Tél 03 88 75 06 50
strasbourg@meditation-zen.org

Sôtô ZEN Teaching

 

Master Deshimaru Roshi

 

On the advice of his teacher, Taisen Deshimaru came to Europe in the beginning of 1967, where he remained until his death in 1982. France became the European landing place for Zen Buddhism, and it offered an ideal terrain in which to sow a Zen both anchored in daily life and present in the social world.  During the 15 years he spent in Europe, Master Taisen Deshimaru created more than 100 dojos in cities across Europe, and he founded the first major Zen Temple in Europe, La Gendronnière, located in the Loire Valley.

The Dana house, a buddhist chapel

 

 

 

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.

 

German language sangha

 

 

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.