Ango – Summer Camp 2016 in Temple Yujo Nyusanji

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Ango – Summer Camp 2016 in Temple Yujo Nyusanji

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What is zen buddhism ?
What is zazen ?


Summer camp registration is open!

This summer camp will comprise four sessions, and each session will be conducted by a different Master. Important : due to the temple capacity, there will be a maximum of 110 attendees: don’t wait the last moment to sign up !

Master Kosen Roshi is much awaited for at the third Summer Camp session. At the end of this session, which will take place from the 5th to the 14th of August, Master Kosen will perform monks, nuns and Bodhisattvas ordinations. Do not miss this rare session where the precious teaching of the elder of the Deshimaru mission will be transmitted!

The first session will be conducted by Master Kosho Vuillemin, guardian of the Caroux Yujo Nyusanji Zen temple, and close disciple of Master Kosen. A young and eclectic Master with a scientific training, he will focus on leading practitioners towards deep aspects of the study of body and mind. Dedicated to samu and full health, one may expect him to deal with more modern sides of the practice of the way.

The second Summer camp session will be conducted by Master Ryurin Desmur, leader of the Lyon Dojo, and, of course, heir of Master Kosen. Master Ryurin is an expert in Chinese civilization and calligraphy. His scholarship and his ability to study rare texts are extraordinarily valuable and give much strength to his teachings. Since Master Kosen very often asks him to help in the dojo as a Shusso, his knowing of practice and rules is much valuable for the community.


Maitre Kosen Thibaut

Master Kosen Roshi

Dojo du temple Yujo Nuysanji

Yujo Nyusanji’s dojo

The fourth session will be conducted by Master Soko Leroux. Co-founder of the Barcelona Dojo and historical Sangha tenzo (responsible for food), his perfect posture will lead practitioners towards interior peace and more vivid social exchange.


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Zen practice, whatever one’s opinion about it, is a blessing for all mankind. For practitioners, monks, nuns, Bodhisattvas, laymen or laywomen, the Summer Camp offers the opportunity to deepen, or to discover in full immersion, the age-old authentic meditation, zazen. The summer camp is specifically organized so that each and everyone may dive into the practice of meditation and recharge their batteries in the magnificent Caroux Zen temple countryside, during samus and spare time. Besides samu and zazen, they can practice a large variety of activities daily, such as yoga, massages, sewing, do-in, taï-chi, chi-kong, pranayama, and so on.

It’s the perfect and most direct way to enjoy summer vacation while focusing on oneself and on social relationships in a freer, irrevocably authentic way


Sensei Deshimaru

Senseï Deshimaru

In practice

Summer Camp : 15 July till 24 August 2016, 3 sessions of 9 days, 1 session of 10 days

– 1st session led by Master Kosho: 15 till 23 July, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
– 2nd session led by Master Ryurin: 25 July till 2 August, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin
– 3rd session led by Master Kosen: 5 till 14 August, 6 days of preparation, 3 1/2 of sesshin
– 4th session led by Master Soko: 16 till 24 August, 6 days of preparation, 2 1/2 of sesshin

Arrival should be on the evening before each session. A session ends on the last day after lunch.

Lodging in the Yujo Nyusanji temple is provided in dormitories, full board. You can also pitch you tent on the temple premises: near the river, under pine trees, under the stars. . . Some rooms are also available, mostly for families.

Families :Several families attend the summer camp every year. Children are looked after during zazen practice: babysitting is organized alternately by parents.  

Moment de détente



Samu in the temple main entrance

Full-timers are participants who stay for 3 or 4 sessions and are involved in it’s organisation and working. They must arrive one day before the start of the camp to assume their responsibility and should leave the temple at the end of the camp when everything has been finished. A full-timer pays a reduced tariff.

To be able to be part of the full-timers team, send an e-mail to This request should be made one month before the start of the camp.

Ordenations : Master Kosen gives ordenations for Bodhisattva and monk at the end of the third session.
Taking part in the ordenations costs €160 for monks and nuns and €100 for bodhisattvas.

The General Assembly will take place during the preparation for the 3rd session.


Important : bring a sleeping bag, a zafu and warm clothes.


After ordenations, with Master Kosen

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Samu: making the daily work with the energy, the concentration, the spririt of giving of zen practice

PArc du Haut Languedoc

The temple is situated in the regional park of the High Languedoc

pont en bois du temple

The little bridge below the dojo

The refectory

zazen près de la rivière

Zazen close to the river


Couture du Kesa

Kesa sewing

Cérémonie de la gen-maï

Gen-maï ceremony


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