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Zen Meditation in English in Kyoto

meditation

Zen Meditation in English in Kyoto

107 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
meditation

Zen Meditation in English in Kyoto

meditation

Zen Meditation in English in Kyoto

107 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This course focuses on how to make your life more fulfilled. You learn about Zen Buddhism philosophy and practice a 20-minute meditation with mindfulness. Enjoy the Zen garden and the Kano school screen paintings from the 18th century. You end your experience at this historical temple with a cup of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets.

Your host

Learn more about Takafumi

Takafumi

I'm a Zen priest, who brings Zen into the 21st century. I teach Zen and mindfulness practices with cognitive and neuroscience. My travels and talks take me to the likes of MIT, Brown University, Mind & Life Institute, and TED x Kyoto. I hope that the message that I put forth in these talks can find fertile ground and help change peoples lives.

What's included

Food
Japanese sweets Gluten free and vegan
Drinks
A cup of matcha green tea
Equipment
Meditation cushions

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Where you'll be

Shunkoin Temple is located in a massive Zen temple complex, Myoshinji Temple. Once you step in the temple complex, you feel like you are in Kyoto in the 16th century. You can learn Zen from this amazing atmosphere. Shunkoin Temple is located the north of the main building of Myoshinji. From the north gate of Myoshinji (Myoshinji kitamon), it takes 2 min on foot. From the south gate (Myoshinji minamimon), it takes about 5 min on foot.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Please be punctual.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please come to the temple at least 5 min. before the session starts. If you are 15 min. late, you are not allowed to enter the meditation room. In this case, we make no refund.

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Takafumi
Zen Meditation in English in Kyoto
107 reviews
From $34/person
107 reviews
From $34/person