One-Day Retreat in English on March 18th

January 24, 2023

“Explore the Various Notions of “Self” Needed to Live in an Uncertain and Volatile World”

Shunkoin Temple offers one-day Zen temple retreat programs in English. 

*Please make a reservation by 11:55 pm on March 14th, 2023 (JST)

Today, most of us live with the notion of an individual “self.” However, this notion is actually quite new in human history. As we have come to rely heavily on the notion of an individual “self,” we have become separated from our natural environments and social communities. This has resulted in an inability to see phenomena as interconnected, and can contribute to afflictions such as imposter syndrome or loneliness.

Our retreats focus on understanding the notions of “self” in Zen and other Eastern contemplative traditions through Zen meditation, calligraphy, and tea ceremony practices.

9:50 am Check-in
10:00 am Zen meditation session with the tour of the temple
12:00 pm Shojin (Buddhist Vegan) lunch
1:00 pm Calligraphy
2:30 pm Tea ceremony
3:30 pm Zen meditation session
4:30 pm Check-out

*Depending on the availability of our tea and calligraphy teachers, the order of the calligraphy and tea ceremony may be switched.