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Zen Meditation for Life in Kyoto

Zen Meditation for Life in Kyoto
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Kyoto has been the principal home of Zen since its introduction to Japan from China at the beginning of the 13th century. Kyoto is therefore rightly famous for its Zen-influenced gardens, etc. However, the heart of Zen is the practice of meditation, for meditation is the very meaning of the word “Zen.” Given this, it is ironic there are so few opportunities for short-term visitors to Kyoto to have more than a brief introduction to Zen meditation while visiting Zen temples. Thus, this workshop is unique in providing an extended, in-depth introduction to both the theory and practice of meditation (zazen) under the guidance of American-born, Sōtō Zen Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Rev. Victoria will introduce you to both the theory and practice of Zen meditation, employing traditional meditation cushions (or chairs if needed) in a private meditation hall. By workshop completion, participants will become confident in their ability to continue meditating on their own.
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
The private Zen meditation hall is located near Nishi Honganji temple in a traditional Kyoto home (machiya). The activity includes a one hour introduction to the theory and practice of Zen meditation, including the proper posture for meditation. This is followed by the opportunity to experience two periods of seated and walking meditation. Zen meditation can be performed using either the traditional lotus posture or a chair for those who find this more comfortable. The key elements of Zen meditation are breath and mind control.
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Important information
Inclusions
The workshop begins with green tea and ends with green tea and a traditional sweet
Duration
3h
Departure details
Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 901番地, Kyoto Station Building, 内 We meet in the lobby of Hotel Granvia on the 2nd floor of Kyoto Station.
Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple, 堀川通花屋町下ル, Honganji Monzencho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8501, Japan We end the workshop in front of Nishi-Hongwanji Temple, a short walk to Kyoto Station.
Inclusions
The workshop begins with green tea and ends with green tea and a traditional sweet
Departure details
Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 901番地, Kyoto Station Building, 内 We meet in the lobby of Hotel Granvia on the 2nd floor of Kyoto Station.
Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple, 堀川通花屋町下ル, Honganji Monzencho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8501, Japan We end the workshop in front of Nishi-Hongwanji Temple, a short walk to Kyoto Station.
Duration
3h
Return details
Ryukokuzan Hongan-ji - Nishi Hongan-ji Temple, 堀川通花屋町下ル, Honganji Monzencho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8501, Japan We end the workshop in front of Nishi-Hongwanji Temple, a short walk to Kyoto Station.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Most travelers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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