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 meditation, one returns to a peaceful mind, free of everything. This normal condition of the mind is maintained through practice throughout the day.

Special consideration for newcomers

Specific guidance is provided for new practitioners, with instruction in the various forms of Soto Zen practice, as well as exchanges with the nuns and monks of the monastery.


Summer retreat rates (degressive according to duration)

– For a period of 1 to 10 days :

  • single room 58 € / day
  • double room 50 € / day
  • dormitory 35 € / day
  • tent 29 € / day

Those with a low budget can apply for a reduction according to their income (with proof).

– For a stay of more than 10 days, please contact the secretariat at for the rates.

It is possible to participate on the dates and for the duration that are convenient for you (minimum duration: 5 days).


  • If you come for the first time,

    please see below for a list of arrival dates: .
  • (Please mark your arrival date)
  • Your registration will be effective on receipt of a 50€ deposit.

  • Registration form for everyone

  • Please arrive before 6pm.

  • Payment
    On arrival day, in cash or by cheque.
  • *to be filled in

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