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Introducing Overnight Zen Temple Retreat
June 2, 2023
Overnight Zen Temple Retreat
“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 and Japanese.
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.
Shunkoin Temple’s Guesthouse
Each room is a private room and has its own shower room and toilet.
12:00: Check-in starts
13:00~ 14:30: Introdution
14:30~ 15:30: Tea Ceremony
15:30~ 17:00: Meditation Practice
17:00 ~ 18:00 Break or own meditation practice
18:00 ~ 19:30 Dinner
20:00 ~ 21:00 Meditation practice
6:30 ~ 8:00: Morning Meditation
8:00 ~ 8:30: Break
8:30 ~ 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 ~11:00: Calligraphy
11:00 ~ 13:00: Meditation and Q & A
*Schedule of calligraphy session and tea ceremony might be changed due to the calligraphy and tea masters’ avaibility.
- You will be charged 50% of the total fee as your cancellation fee if you fail to notice us about the change or cancellation of your reservation at least 10 days in advance from your reserved date.
- You will be charged 100% of the total fee as your cancellation fee if you fail to notice us about the change or cancellation of your reservation at least a week in advance from your reserved date.