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2-Day Live-in Temple Buddhist Monk Mediation Experience from Hangzhou

2-Day Live-in Temple Buddhist Monk Mediation Experience from Hangzhou

By Trendy Adventurer
Spend a night and two days in monk’s robes in an ancient Chinese temple in the middle of a bamboo forest. Experiment with Eastern soul searching away from the noise of the cities. Practice Zen cultivation. Experiment with Chinese Buddhist meditation. Take a break. Spend two days and one night in monk’s robes in an ancient temple in the middle of a bamboo forest. Eat meals with monks in old temple halls, do sutra chants, meditation and calligraphy scroll transcription, and quiet your mind in the forest. Your chance to disconnect. 1. Wear monk’s robes and blend into the daily rhythm of temple life, sleeping in the temple and eating only vegetarian alms. 2. Guided by a master monk, learn into the Buddhist culture of Futuo Temple. 3. Experiment with these Eastern-evolved methods of soul searching. Find some inner peace. Practice Zen cultivation. Cast off anxiety in meditative sutra transcription.
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 18-65
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Chinese, English

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Overnight accommodation in the temple
  • Chinese-English bilingual guide accompaniment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Guided Temple Tour, Guided Meditation, Transcription
  • Entry/Admission - Hangzhou
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Pickup and Drop off
  • Any individual personal expenditures

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7873P27

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Only vegetarian food is available during the trip
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7873P27

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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Couples
        They support En interpretation for all programs. I can take a rest in bamboo forest! Room condition also really good.
        Written April 25, 2019
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