Bishamon-do Shorinji

Zazen

Shorinji’s zazen sessions are open to everyone, no matter their level of experience.
Please wear comfortable clothing suited to sitting.

Zazen

What is zazen?

Zen emanates Buddha’s truth. Buddha attained enlightenment after sitting in meditation under a Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya for seven days and nights. The ‘za’ in zazen means ‘to sit.’ Relax your body, sit still in a set posture, and fix your mind on one point. Steady, deep breaths unify the body and mind. ‘Za’ is the harmony of the body, breath and mind.
Zen is the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit, dhyana, or meditation. Zazen is the gradual unification of your body, breath, and mind through seated meditation.

Details

Fee: 1,000 yen per person (adult); 800 yen per person (high school students);
700 yen per person (junior high school students); 600 yen per person (primary school students)

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Schedule
  • Temple introduction
  • Zazen explanation
  • Zazen
  • Break
  • Zazen
  • Tea and sermon
  • Everyone enjoys tea.

Matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionary
(700 yen extra per person)

Matcha green tea and dried Japanese confectionary
(500 yen extra per person)

Reservations

Reservations are accepted via telephone or the Internet.
E-mail:
Enquiries: 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Beginners are also welcome.
Please wear comfortable clothing suited to sitting.

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