Summer Retreats

  From 9 July to 24 August, summer retreats will be held at Kanshoji Monastery. During these retreats, you are invited to practice meditation, hear teachings and follow activities in service of the community. Through the practice of zazen…

First retreat

led by Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure You are looking for a spiritual path, for a more meaningful life... You want to find your way in a society whose values are not always in line with yours... Kanshoji monastery is offering a Soto Zen Buddhism…

Winter session

Led by Taiun JP Faure This retreat (in Japanese: sesshin, "to touch the mind") is the opportunity to end the year and start the new year all together and under the best auspices.    

November Retreat

Led by Taiun JP Faure During this retreat, cut off from our daily environment, we forget our usual preoccupations and devote ourselves to the spiritual practice: to return to a deeply peaceful, available, open mind. Zazen is the root practice…

Discovery Weekend October

Do you want to give meaning to your life? Are you looking for peace of mind? Do you aspire to see more clearly in a world whose values you do not share? Then come and participate in a spiritual retreat in a Zen monastery, discover Buddhist…

Retreat- Receive the Dharma, Touch the Mind

Led by Taiun JP Faure During this retreat, cut off from our daily environment, we forget our usual preoccupations and devote ourselves to the spiritual practice: to return to a deeply peaceful, available, open mind. Zazen is the root practice…

Discovery Weekend November

  Do you want to give meaning to your life? Are you looking for peace of mind? Do you aspire to see more clearly in a world whose values you do not share? Then come and participate in a spiritual retreat in a Zen monastery, discover…

Buddha’s awakening retreat

  Led by Taiun Jean-Pierre Faure —————————————————— A silent retreat * in homage of Buddha’s awakening. Every year, in each temple, the nuns and monks commemorate Buddha’s awakening, reliving…

Initiation to the training retreat

Led by Taiun JP Faure Ten day session particularly for monks, nuns or bodhisattva who have responsibilities in a place of practice or who wish to practice in a deeper way the forms of Sôtô zen. Unique fee: 350€ Arrival is on…

Kesa sewing workshop November

The kesa is the clothing of Buddha. Originally Shakyamuni Buddha collected old rags, washed and dyed them with earth - kesa means "earth colour" -, carefully assembled them point by point, and then put them on. The kesa has since been handed…