From July 9 to August 24, summer retreats will be held at Kanshoji Monastery.
At these retreats, you are invited to practice meditation, hear teachings and follow activities in the 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 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)

Those with a small budget can apply for a reduction according to their income (on presentation of proof).

– For a duration between 1 and 10 jours:

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

– For a duration beyond 10 days, please contact the secretariat at, to know the rates.

It is possible to participate on the dates and for the duration that are convenient for you.

Annual membership to AZK (Kanshoji Zen Association) :
– 15€ the first year,
– 40€ the following years.
This membership is necessary to stay at the monastery.


  • If you come for the first time,

    please see below for a list of arrival dates (minimum duration of your stay = 5 full days or 6 nights):
  • (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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