From 10 July to 25 August, 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)

A single average rate is offered. Smaller budgets can apply for a reduction according to their income (on presentation of proof).

For a duration between 1 and 10 jours :     45 € / day
11 and 20 days :                                               38 € / day
21 days and beyond :                                      30 € / day

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

    With an international transfer : IBAN FR76 42559 10000 08013177575 34 /
    We apologize we cannot receive your payments by credit card.
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For all practical information, click here.

We strongly advise you to read it,
because this year the circumstances are particular.