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Zen Meditation Retreat (Sesshin) / August 24–30

24 August, 2023 - 30 August, 2023

Directed by: Michel Genko Dubois Roshi

Dates: August 24-30, 2023

The Retreat begins on August 24 at 6pm and ends on Wednesday August 30 at 6pm.
Departure possible on Thursday, August 31 in the morning

About the retreat:

Sesshin means “to touch the heart”. To practice zazen, to be practiced by zazen. As we touch the heart
we found that nothing is missing. Everything is already here. In this time of war, fear, uncertainty and setback
about identity, sesshin is an invitation to reveal the limitless space that unfolds from the center of our chest –
the limitless space that is peace. Sesshin is an invitation to restore in us the joy of this same life and
let it develop throughout our entire existence.

The silent retreat will include 8 hours of daily meditation, teachings (Teisho), private interviews with the
teacher and two hours of samu (conscious work). The emphasis will be on sitting/walking meditation and
continuous practice: there is no separation between formal sitting and all aspects of daily life: work and

Price: €370 – meals and accommodation included. In case of financial difficulties, do not hesitate to contact us at this
address or call Philippe +33 6 20 15 58 00.

Information and registration: zenvoieducoeur@gmail.com

Limited to 15 participants.

Transport – In case of previous request, the resident team of Les Gavatxes will do everything possible to organize the transport of the participants.

Pick ups from:

– Olot or Castelldollit de la Roca bus station. the cost will be

20 euros each way per person if only one person travels
10 euros each way per person if 2 or 3 people travel
– Girona Airport. the cost will be

50 euros each way per person if only one person travels
25 euros each way per person for 2 people
20 euros each way per person for 3 people
– Figueras train station. the cost will be

40 euros each way per person if only one person travels
20 euros each way per person for 2 people
15 euros each way per person for 3 people

About the teacher:

Michel Genko Dubois is a Zen master of the Soto lineage of Taizan Maezumi Rôshi, founder of Los
Zen Angels Center. He received the Dharma transmission – Shiho – from Genpo Roshi and Inka (final approval
of realization) by Bernie Tetsugen Glassman Roshi. He is a prison chaplain, a member of Zenpeacemakers.
and co-founder of the humanitarian organization “l’Un Est l’Autre” which serves meals to refugees and
homeless in paris

Language: French and English

If you have any questions, contact info@lesgavatxes.es or zenvoieducoeur@gmail.com

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