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Buddhist Zazen Meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto

 

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Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards. Zazen seated meditation practitioners seek to calm the body and mind to bring themselves closer to enlightenment. This is the most important aspect of Zen Buddhist practice, learning to sit quietly and detach from thoughts and judgement. Join the monks of Bishamondo Shourinji Temple as they lead you into the first steps of this meditative practice within the quiet tatami halls and garden-facing porches of the temple. Shourinji Temple itself was built in 1550, and the Heian-era statue of Bishamonten which graces the altar was originally found hidden in the ceiling of Tofukuji Temple.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Zazen Meditation

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:09-08-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $14
High school $12
Intermediate school $10
Elementary school $9

Inclusion

  • Zazen session
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  13:00,  14:30

Duration

  • 1 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

08:50:00 Arrive at Shourinji Temple

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Shourinji Temple Tour
Take a short tour of the temple, led by a monk.
Day: Day1
Zazen Explanation

Day: Day1
Zazen
Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
Day: Day1
Break

Day: Day1
Zazen
After a short break return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
Day: Day1
Tea and Zen Lecture
Find a different form of meditation in a cup of green tea. If you would like to have matcha tea and sweets, please select that from the options menu.
Day: Day1
10:00:00 Check-out at Shourinji Temple

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The temple is 8 minutes by foot from Tofukuji Station on the Keihan train line, 8 minutes by foot from Tofukuji Station on the JR Nara line and right next to the Tofukuji bus stop (served by the 202, 207 and 208 buses).

Zazen Meditation with Matcha Green Tea & Sweets

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:01-10-2019   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult $26
High school $23
Intermediate school $22
Elementary school $20

Inclusion

  • Zazen session
  • Light meal of rice porridge and seasonal vegetables
  • Yoga
  • Matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionery
  • Japanese-speaking instructor

Start Timings

09:00,  13:00,  14:30

Duration

  • 1 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

08:50:00 Arrive at Shourinji Temple

Day: Day1
09:00:00 Shourinji Temple Tour
Take a short tour of the temple, led by a monk.
Day: Day1
Zazen Explanation

Day: Day1
Zazen
Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
Day: Day1
Break

Day: Day1
Zazen
After a short break return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
Day: Day1
Tea and Zen Lecture
Find a different form of meditation in a cup of green tea and some delightful seasonal sweet confectioneries.
Day: Day1
10:00:00 Activity Ends at Shourinji Temple

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • The temple is 8 minutes by foot from Tofukuji Station on the Keihan train line, 8 minutes by foot from Tofukuji Station on the JR Nara line and right next to the Tofukuji bus stop (served by the 202, 207 and 208 buses).

Activity Detail

Additional Notes

  • The schedule may be subject to slight changes, running a bit longer or shorter.
  • This activity will be conducted in Japanese. However, participants will be provided with English pamphlets on how to meditate.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Please wear clothing that you can sit in comfortably.
  • Student ID

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