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Winter Camp

27 December, 2022 ◷ 20:00 - 6 January, 2023 ◷ 16:00


Barbara Kosen and her Sangha gather at Shorin-ji for Winter Camp, the traditional end-of-year retreat, from 27 December 2022 to 6 January 2023.

Tuesday 27th: Arrival in the evening. Opening dinner around 21:00h.

Wednesday 28th: Preparation for Sesshin. We start Zazen at an almost intensive pace (3 Zazen per day).

Thursday 29th, Friday 30th: Sesshin, intensive Zazen until after midnight on the second day.

Saturday 31st: Rest, breakfast, and Samu. Festive New Year’s Eve dinner at 21:30. As 00:00 approaches and next to the glow of the great bonfire, the ceremony of the 108 Bonno, a figure that in the East evokes the limitlessness of passions. As they are limitless, they cannot limit us. We express it by ringing the bell. Everything has passed, it is extinguished, our Zazen skin is now as new as that of a child. Party, music… without forgetting that the next day is the first Zazen of the year.

Sunday 1st January: Breakfast, Zazen and Fuse (giving) ceremony. Everyone according to their means offers a donation to the Buddha, as well as incense. Then, at noon, the New Year’s celebration meal.

After that, the practice continues until January 6th, with Zazen and Samu in the daily rhythm of the temple.

No previous experience is necessary, if it is your first Sesshin just ask us to explain in detail how to join.


28 to 31: (Sesshin) 90 Euros

28th to 1st: (Sesshin and Reveillon) 120 Euros

From the 2th in the afternoon to the 6th: (Samu) 15 euros/day

Full camp: 200 euros


1. To be a member of the Association Zen Taisen Deshimaru. This involves the registration of your personal details plus payment of the annual membership fee: 20 euros. Membership can be done at Shorin-ji or by clicking here.

2. Winter sleeping bag, bowl and torch.

Contact: +34 673 500 614 / +34 686 656 169




27 December, 2022 ◷ 20:00
6 January ◷ 16:00
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SHORIN-JI (GPS: N 40 09.394 + W 5 25.145)
Shorin-ji Templo Zen
Villanueva de la Vera, Cáceres España
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622 885 199
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Asociación Zen Taisen Deshimaru
+34 611 184 657 / 659 683 299
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