Practice weeks at the Gendronnière

Especially recommended for beginners

Gyôji translates as “uninterrupted practice (Gyô) (ji)”. It’s the concentration and full presence of zazen, maintained in all daily activities.

These Gyôji weeks take place throughout the year (see our calendar) and are led by numerous teachers from the great sangha.

It’s an opportunity for practitioners to experience the Sôtô Zen tradition within a Buddhist community, and to perpetuate what Taisen Deshimaru passed on when he founded the Gendronnière Zen Temple.

Activities during the week

Daily life revolves around morning and evening zazen sessions.
Samu, community service, involves construction and renovation work, vegetable gardening and forest maintenance (depending on the season), housework, cooking and kesa sewing.

One-day program

  • 6:30 a.m.: zazen, ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m.: genmai (traditional breakfast), coffee
  • 10:30 a.m.: samu
  • 1:00 p.m.: lunch, rest
  • 15:00 p.m.: samu
  • 18:00 p.m.: zazen
  • 20:00 p.m.: dinner, rest

 

RATES
Rates are €25/night for a 4- or 5-person room, with the option of sleeping in a dormitory for a lower rate, or in a double or single room for a higher rate.

INFORMATION
lagendronnière@zen-azi.org    -   02 54 44 04 86

Register here

Calendrier des semaines de Gyoji à la Gendronnière

June 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 19/06/2024 to Sun, 23/06/2024 Semaine gyoji Eric Sangyo Paquet Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 26/06/2024 to Sun, 30/06/2024 Semaine gyoji Anna Seisen Wassermeyer Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
September 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 18/09/2024 to Fri, 20/09/2024 Semaine gyoji Jean-Marc Kukan Delom Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 25/09/2024 to Sun, 29/09/2024 Semaine gyoji Françoise Kosen Laurent Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
October 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 02/10/2024 to Fri, 04/10/2024 Semaine gyoji Begoña Kaidô Agiriano Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 09/10/2024 to Fri, 11/10/2024 Semaine gyoji Marie Thérèse Zanshin Faure Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 16/10/2024 to Fri, 18/10/2024 Semaine gyoji Nuria Ringetsu Roca Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
October 2024 to November 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 30/10/2024 to Sun, 03/11/2024 Semaine gyoji Konrad Kôsan Maquestieau Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
November 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 06/11/2024 to Sun, 10/11/2024 Semaine gyoji Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 13/11/2024 to Sun, 17/11/2024 Semaine gyoji Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 20/11/2024 to Thu, 21/11/2024 Semaine gyoji Staff Abbé Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 27/11/2024 to Sat, 30/11/2024 Semaine gyoji Jean-Marie Chauveau Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
December 2024
Date Activity Teacher Organisation Place
Wed, 11/12/2024 to Sun, 15/12/2024 Semaine gyoji Jean-Pierre Reiseki Romain Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration
Wed, 18/12/2024 to Sun, 22/12/2024 Semaine gyoji Taiku Morales Association Zen Internationale Temple de La Gendronnière Online registration