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 down from master to disciple.

The sewing of the kesa obeys very precise rules stemming from tradition.
One generally sews it oneself, in a great concentration stemming from the mind of zazen.

This workshop is open to anyone who thinks they will one day receive the precepts of Buddhism or become a monk.


  • Health regulations

    Anyone coming to Kanshoji is asked to respect the barrier gestures, including the wearing of masks, within the monastery.
    We don't wear the mask during zazen (Zen meditation).


  • Arrival : Thursday March 17th between 3 & 6pm.
    Departure : Sunday March 20th after lunch.
    If the health situation requires it, everyone will be accommodated in a single or double room, depending on availability.
    A single average rate is proposed.
    Those with small budgets can ask for a reduction. Those who can afford it can give more.

    You can pay for your stay:
    - from now on, by bank transfer (IBAN FR76 42559 10000 08013177575 34 / BIC CCOPFRPPXXX),
    - or the day of arrival, in cash.

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