Weekly Meditation in Montreuil

  The Dana Center offers a regular weekly practice, in the mornings and the evenings. Our teachers regularly give Dharma talks and private interviews. A regular practice enables one to integrate and maintain the Buddhist teachings in everyday life.

Mornings: Tuesday to Friday from 7.30am to 8.20am
Evenings: Tuesday to Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.15pm until June the 9th, then 8 to 10pm

The Dana center is open. Meditation takes place at usual times in Montreuil and are transmitted by Zoom.

The center is open throughout the year except during winter and summer breaks (see schedule)

Retreats (sesshins) and Zazenkai

  Retreats are intensive practice periods, ranging from thee days to two weeks. They are led by the teachers of the center. It is an opportunity to deepen one's practice. They include sitting and walking meditation pediods, a collective work period (samu), a Dharma talk and a ceremony. Meals are taken together in the zendo, in oryoki. Retreats are silent.

The number of participants is limited, please register in advance for all retreats. They are also retransmitted on Zoom.

 Zazenkai is an intensive day of practice led by João Rodrigues.   

Check the schedule here.


  Beginners are welcome for all activities. If you are new to zen practice, you can attend an introduction class with João Rodrigues, in order to learn the basis of sitting meditation (zazen) and walking meditation (kinhin). You can either sit on a cusshion, a bench or a chair. 

  Introduction to meditation is available by appointment every Tuesday at 6.30pm (except during retreats) with João Rodrigues.


Dana Sangha Paris - 22 Avenue Pasteur - 93100 Montreuil - France