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Summer retreats - meditation and buddhism - june, july august, september 2020 More info…

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.



 

Jukai - Ceremony " Taking refuge + receiving the precepts " - July 2020 More info…

In the life of a Zen practitioner, the ceremony of Jukai is a crucial step. It consists in receiving the precepts (Kai) of the Bodhisattva and, by doing so, of taking refuge in the three treasures: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha.

Important! These teachings on the theme of "Jukai" are open to all, even to people who have already done the ceremony or wish to do so later.



Message from master Olivier Reigen Wang-Genh - 14 April 2020 More info…


Dear friends of the sangha,
 

In order to help you practice with ZEN ON LINE in the coming weeks, here is the program for the next sesshin. 

I hope you and your families and loved ones are in good health.

We have been saying it a lot these last few days: this period of retreat and lockdown forces us to change our behavioral habits and especially to question our lifestyles and social functioning. What can be felt as frustration and restriction can also be experienced as a great opportunity for change and reflection on ourselves and our relationship to the world and to life.

Our daily practice of Zen meditation is a real treasure in this period and all the sangha present at Ryumonji have been mobilized for several weeks and thank you for your support.
Let's continue to practice together "ON LINE"!

We will also organize days of practice "ON LINE", information will be communicated week after week. All daily schedules remain the same, except of course during sesshin.


Fraternal friendships,

Olivier Reigen WANG-GENH

ZEN ONLINE - during containment: let's stay connected! More info…


The RYUMONJI temple is at your side: during the confinement, we change the hours of Zen ONLINE. For more practice.

 

We add periods of zazen and ceremonies that you can follow every day. No hosan ( day off ) : we want to stay connected with you to support you on a daily basis. Take care of yourself and good practice

Only one link to connect you:

Zen-online  + the zen-online program



IMPORTANT MESSAGE: COVID 19 - Monday 16 March More info…

Message updated on March 16, 2020 (replaces the previous one)
Good morning, everyone,
Following Emmanuel Macron's communication last night, we have taken the following decisions:
- The next sesshin, March 20-22, is cancelled...
- concerning the April sesshin we will decide at the end of March, depending on the evolution of the situation.

- Arrivals at the temple are no longer allowed, scheduled stays are cancelled.

    If you were registered for a sesshin or a stay, your deposit will remain valid for the whole year 2020.



Ryumonji Temple 2020 Brochure is available! ( IN FRENCH ) More info…

In this beautiful full-colour brochure, discover all the information for 2020: retreats, events, prices, calendar as well as the updated list of centres linked to the monastery in Europe.

Enjoy your reading!


Zen 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.

Summer Retreats - Meditation and Buddhism - June, July, August, September 2019 More info…

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.



 

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

 

Zen Garden RyumonjiCentre de bouddhisme zen
21, rue des Magasins
67000 Strasbourg
Tél 03 88 75 06 50
zenstrasbourg@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 : OffenburgZengarten

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.

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