Kissako Zen and Tea Experience

October 4, 2022

We just started our new special program at Shunkoin Temple.

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience

This program is design to train your five senses and to deepen the understanding of Zen practice and philosophy by using traditional utensils handmade by the craftspeople in Kyoto.

  • Cold infused tea preparation using utensils from Asahiyaki, Kaikado, and Kannami Tsuji.
  • 20 minutes of zazen meditation
  • Five-sense tea drinking
  • 20 minutes of nanso meditation (a technique used by the Priest Hakuin Ekaku that incorporates body scanning and self-compassion).
  • Dharma talk
  • Guided tour of garden and prayer hall.
  • Maximum capacity: 8 people
  • Fee: 15,000 yen per person (does not include tax).
  • For other inquiries, please contact Shunkoin.
  • Please confirm available dates on the schedule calendar.
  • Private Kissako experiences are also available for groups of 8-10 people. Please inquire.