All the practical information…


6.00    Wake up

6.30    Zazen (meditation)

7.45    Ceremony

8.00    Traditional breakfast

8.45    Activities :

– cleaning of your room
– teachings
– outdoor activities in the service of the community
– meeting with elder monks and nuns

12.30    Lunch


15.00    Zazen (meditation)

16.00    Free time or activities

18.30    Dinner

20.15    Zazen (meditation)

22.00   Bedtime

If you come for the first time :

  • deposit

Your registration will be effective upon receipt of a 50€ deposit.
by bank transfer :
IBAN FR76 42559 10000 08013177575 34 /

  • arrival time

It is necessary to arrive between 3pm and 6pm, because at 7pm there will be a convivial meeting with the monks and nuns to get to know each other, to give you the first information and to answer your questions.

Dinner on the evening of your arrival will be at 7.30pm.

  • bring with you

A pair of slippers, a pair of outdoor shoes that are easy to put on and take off, comfortable dark clothes (if you do not have a kimono), used clothes for outdoor work.

In order to preserve the quality of your retreat, we ask you not to use your phone or tablet. In case of emergency, your relatives can reach you by calling the monastery switchboard.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.

And for everyone:

  • Dates

Arrival : Tuesday August 10th between 3 and 6pm. Departure : Sunday August 15th after lunch.

  • Sanitary rules

Concerning the sanitary rules in Kanshoji, we ask everyone coming to the monastery :

– to come with a negative PCR test done 72 hours before your arrival,

– OR with a certificate of two vaccinations, the second one done at least two weeks before your arrival

– to respect the barrier gestures, in particular the wearing of a mask inside the buildings, within the monastery.

We are at your disposal for any questions.

  • Accommodation

The safety commission informs us that we cannot receive the public in certain buildings until work is done to bring them up to the standards. We are doing our best to do this as soon as possible.

However, we can accommodate you in a dormitory tent. If you have an individual tent, you can bring it along. If you have an individual tent, you can bring it with you and we can give you a discount on the original price if you wish. Please let us know if you bring your own tent.

We look forward to welcoming you.

We apologize for this unexpected change.

  • Bed linen

If you wish, we can provide them for 4€.