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 his experience, sat in zazen. The Buddha’s awakening retreat * unfolds in silence, facing oneself. The 30 min zazen follow one another and alternate with kin-hin. It ends with a great ceremony in honour of Buddha’s awakening.

* In Japanese: sesshin, “touch the mind”


  • Health regulations

    Anyone coming to Kanshoji is asked to:
    - present their health pass on arrival,
    - respect the barrier gestures, including the wearing of masks, within the monastery.
    Concerning the wearing of the mask, we mainly wear it during the moments of meeting and exchange.
    In particular we do not wear it during zazen (Zen meditation).


    Due to the sanitary situation, it is no longer possible to stay in a dormitory. Everyone is accommodated in a single room, which reduces our accommodation capacity and therefore our financial resources. An average single rate is offered. Those with a small budget can ask for a reduction. Those with sufficient means can give more.

    We apologize we cannot receive your payments by credit card.

  • During the retreat it is recommended to remain silent.

  • Arrival : Monday December 6th between 3 and 6pm.
    Departure : Sunday December 12th after lunch.
    It is also possible to partake in part of this sesshin.

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