Summer Retreat Map below will show you the correct way on the journey to your True Nature.

It begins on 24th of June in Czech Republic and ends on 31th of August in Spain with Sangha Weekend including MoM and Inka Ceremony.

Using your compass of zen, you can travel without coming and going from one Zen Center to another through eight different European countries.

We have over 40 years of experience in organizing intensive silent retreats in the tradition of Korean zen brought from the East by Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Summer Retreat Map

Dates & Venues




What is a Zen Retreat ?

Zen Retreats are a traditional Korean Zen meditation retreat held in temples and monasteries.  The experience of a whole group immersed in silence, looking deeply into the question “Who am I?” can change your life forever.

Why Join the Retreat ?

In a long retreat, we can easily see that our habits do not need to control our lives. That we can live our lives in a more simple way, in a more joyful way, with wisdom. This wisdom is a door to liberation, and it is something we can give back to this world.

How to prepare ?

Please bring your sleeping bags, towels ,warm socks, which we use in the Dharma Room, loose trousers reaching your ankles for sitting meditation. All participants are obliged to arrive with valid medical insurance. Each retreat will provide more specific details.

Members talk about Zen Retreats

Kyolche can vary depending on a person and throughout years of my practice it has been all. In the beginning it used to be a challenge for body and mind showing that I am capable of going beyond my own limitations and not moving (not leaving!) regardless of the mind weather – no matter if my leg hurt, my roommates were snoring or being hurtful, the schedule was harsh, my own feelings leaned towards worthlessness, envy nor even bliss. Then it changed into deeply transformative experiences of finding energy in stillness and presence of something eternal in simple things. And lately it’s been mostly a peaceful, bright, space-like, somehow transparent experience of easing into every day life filled with sitting, eating, sleeping, drinking tea, working in the kitchen, looking at friends. Who knows what comes next?

Senior Dharma TeacherWarsaw Zen Center

It is hard to describe what happens when you sit a week long retreat. I can see my mind at work and I see good things and bad things appear, which may not always be pleasant. At the end of the week something has shifted and my mind has become a bit clearer.  It is a subtle change, but it has a positive impact on how I respond to everyone around me and to daily life. This is the reason why I will be back to sit another week of Kyolche when I have a chance and I wish that more people will share this experience with me.

VeroniqueOnline Sangha


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