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!

20th anniversary events at the zen temple Ryumoni More info…

For the 20th anniversary of the temple we organised an Open Day last june. This was a public event to celebrate the anniversary with the inhabitants of the region. At the end of november the festivities continue but this time for the sangha!

Join us for the different ceremonies and key moments of this anniversary described in detail below.


TV report - Green Conscience at Ryumonji Zen-Monastery - October 2019 ( in french ) More info…

We received the teams from the television magazine Sagesses Buddhistes, which were broadcast on France 2. The theme of the report is how the Ryumonji Zen Monastery tries to work in harmony with nature and protect the land.

Many thanks to Nina Barbier, the director and her team for the great pictures!

More videos to discover on our Youtube channel. Bouddhisme Zen Sôtô Ryumonji

August 2019 : buddhist retreats for 4, 5 or 9 days, beginners welcome More info…

From Friday, August 9 (6.00 p.m.) to Sunday, August 18 (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).

Workshop zen and creativity from the 1th to the 5th of july 2019 More info…

Over the centuries and across many countries Zen has always shown 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.

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