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JUKAI - the ceremonie in july 2018 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.



The new 2018 brochure to download! ( in french ) More info…

Every year we publish a program (brochure) presenting activities at the zen buddhist monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France). It contains a lot of information on daily practice (zen meditation) and the different types of retreat at the monastery and especially ... a list of the practice places (dojos) linked to the monastery in various towns in France and Germany. Free to download.



Meditation retreat and New Year celebration 2018 - Beginners welcome ! More info…

Dear friends

To celebrate the new year together we are delighted to invite you to our "New Year zen meditation's retreat 2018" at Ryumonji monastery. BEGINNERS WELCOME!!



Retreat in silence ( sesshin ) from thursday the 31th of august (7pm ) to sunday the 3rd of september - buddhist monastery More info…

A retreat period in complete silence will take place in September at the Zen monastery Ryumonji (Alsace, France)

For 3 days you can seek peace of mind in the best conditions and learn or deepen your  practice of Zen meditation (zazen). Beginners welcome.



 

Long term retreat - 3 weeks during june and july - student rates More info…

This three week long retreat in june/july 2017 is an opportunity to discover or develope the practice of zen meditation and to experience monastic life in a buddhist temple. Two sessions are planned this summer : from the 19th of june to the 9th of july and from the 30th of june to the 23rd of july.



August 2018 : buddhist retreats for 4, 9 or 15 days, beginners welcome ! More info…

From Friday, August 17 (6.00 p.m.) to Sunday, August 26 (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).



Dharma Combat ceremony – in the presence of Yusho Sasaki Roshi + Sesshin January 2017 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 or her presence. We will therefore have the honour to welcome nun Yusho Sasaki Roshi, in charge of the Japanese Soto Zen School in Europe.



Meditation retreat and New Year celebration 2017 - Beginners welcome ! More info…

Dear friends

To celebrate the new year together we are delighted to invite you to our "New Year zen meditation's retreat 2017" at Ryumonji monastery. BEGINNERS WELCOME!!





New: ZAZEN, the movie! Now available online for free! More info…

New: ZAZEN, the movie! Now available online for free!

Find all about the retreats in a Soto Zen monastery in Europe: daily schedule, how to meditate, activities, the spirit of Zen Buddhist practice, the teachings of Master Dogen, etc.

A documentary shot at the Ryumonji monastery – Alsace, France / purchasable in DVD format and now online for free since November 2016.

Director: Stanislas Wang-Genh

 



Advice for daily life and practice after a Zen retreat More info…

Dear all,

Over the past few months, many people came to the monastery for a first retreat. In order to help go back to daily life and to suggest some ideas for a day-to-day practice, we sent them the information below. You may find it useful too.



Zen meditation (EN tempo)

Autres centres en France

German langage Sangha

Others center in France

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