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Buddhist Zazen Meditation at Bishamondo Shourinji Temple in Kyoto

Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto

Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto

Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

  • Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto
  • Bowing during Zazen meditation in a Kyoto temple
  • Meditation hall in Shourinji Temple
  • Halls and garden view inside Shourinji Temple
  • Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
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2-for-1 Review Rebate Special (until 2018/08/31)

Zazen seated meditation practitioners seek to calm the body and mind to bring themselves closer to enlightenment. This is the most important aspect of Zen Buddhist practice, learning to sit quietly and detach from thoughts and judgement. Join the monks of Bishamondo Shourinji Temple as they lead you into the first steps of this meditative practice within the quiet tatami halls and garden-facing porches of the temple.
Shourinji Temple itself was built in 1550, and the Heian-era statue of Bishamonten which graces the altar was originally found hidden in the ceiling of Tofukuji Temple.
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USD 9.16
USD 9.16
High school
USD 7.33
USD 7.33
Intermediate school
USD 5.49
USD 5.49
Elementary school
USD 4.58
USD 4.58
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USD 9.16
USD 9.16
High school
USD 7.33
USD 7.33
Intermediate school
USD 5.49
USD 5.49
Elementary school
USD 4.58
USD 4.58
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2-for-1 Review Rebate Special

Receive two (2) adult tickets for the price of one (1) in exchange for your review!

Participation period: 2018/07/01 - 2018/08/31

1. Participants are required to purchase two (2) full priced adults and will be reimbursed for the amount of one (1) adult in return for your review on the activity.
2. Limit one (1) free adult per VELTRA account.
3. Review must be submitted AFTER you participate in the activity.
4. Review must exceed 200 characters in length and be written within fourteen (14) days of activity participation.
5. Review Rebate bookings cannot be canceled or rescheduled.
6. This offer does not apply to bookings made under a Travel Agent account.

  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Zazen session
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 - 16:30 (Show details)
  • 07:50 Arrive at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • 08:00 Shourinji Temple Tour (5 minutes)
    Bishamonten Shourinji Temple Take a short tour of the temple, led by a monk.
  • Zazen Explanation (10 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
  • Break (5 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Sitting Zazen overlooking a temple garden After a short break return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
  • Tea and Zen Lecture (10 minutes)
    Bowing during Zazen meditation in a Kyoto temple Find a different form of meditation in a cup of green tea. If you would like to have matcha tea and sweets, please select that from the options menu.
  • 09:00 Check-out at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
Package detail / Schedule
Zazen Meditation
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 9.16
USD 9.16
High school
USD 7.33
USD 7.33
Intermediate school
USD 5.49
USD 5.49
Elementary school
USD 4.58
USD 4.58
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 9.16
USD 9.16
High school
USD 7.33
USD 7.33
Intermediate school
USD 5.49
USD 5.49
Elementary school
USD 4.58
USD 4.58
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Zazen session
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 - 16:30 (Show details)
  • 07:50 Arrive at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • 08:00 Shourinji Temple Tour (5 minutes)
    Bishamonten Shourinji Temple Take a short tour of the temple, led by a monk.
  • Zazen Explanation (10 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
  • Break (5 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Sitting Zazen overlooking a temple garden After a short break return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
  • Tea and Zen Lecture (10 minutes)
    Bowing during Zazen meditation in a Kyoto temple Find a different form of meditation in a cup of green tea. If you would like to have matcha tea and sweets, please select that from the options menu.
  • 09:00 Check-out at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
Package detail / Schedule
Zazen Meditation with Matcha Green Tea & Sweets
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult
USD 15.57
USD 15.57
High school
USD 13.74
USD 13.74
Intermediate school
USD 11.90
USD 11.90
Elementary school
USD 10.99
USD 10.99
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult
USD 15.57
USD 15.57
High school
USD 13.74
USD 13.74
Intermediate school
USD 11.90
USD 11.90
Elementary school
USD 10.99
USD 10.99
  • Duration: 1.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Zazen session / Light meal of rice porridge and seasonal vegetables / Yoga / Matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionery
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
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Starting time: 12:00 - 16:30 (Show details)
Starting time: 12:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:00 14:30 15:00 15:30 16:00 16:30 (Hide details)
  • 11:50 Arrive at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • 12:00 Shourinji Temple Tour (5 minutes)
    Bishamonten Shourinji Temple Take a short tour of the temple, led by a monk.
  • Zazen Explanation (10 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
  • Break (5 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Sitting Zazen overlooking a temple garden After a short break return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
  • Tea and Zen Lecture (15 minutes)
    Bowing during Zazen meditation in a Kyoto temple Find a different form of meditation in a cup of green tea and some delightful seasonal sweet confectioneries.
  • 13:00 Activity Ends at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
Package detail / Schedule
Zazen Meditation and Yoga
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Adult/Child
USD 27.47
USD 27.47
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child
USD 27.47
USD 27.47
Refresh your body and soul with a Zazen and yoga experience. An experienced yoga instructor from Kyoto will lead a yoga class after the temple meditation.
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Japanese-speaking instructor / Zazen session / Light meal of rice porridge and seasonal vegetables / Yoga / Matcha green tea and seasonal Japanese confectionery
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 09:20 Arrive at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • 09:30 Zazen and Temple Explanation (15 minutes)
    Bishamonten Shourinji Temple Learn about both the temple and the practice of Zen meditation before trying it yourself.
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Zazen at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto Quiet your heart and mind to feel the stillness at the core of Zen meditation.
  • Rest (5 minutes)
  • Zazen (15 minutes)
    Sitting Zazen overlooking a temple garden After a short break, return to your meditative pose and quietly sit.
  • Yoga (60 minutes)
    Stretch and lightly work your body while you focus on your breathing. The gentle exercise makes for an active yet soothing form of relaxation.
  • 11:30 Check-out at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Please wear clothing that you can sit in comfortably.
    • Student ID
    • Please bring water or some other beverage for the yoga session.
    • The temple will provide yoga mats, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The schedule may be subject to slight changes, running a bit longer or shorter.
    • Please note that the monks can only speak a limited amount of English and are not fluent.
    • An area is provided for changing clothes before and after the yoga session.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 17:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(3 reviews)
Language Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 - 2.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

We were pleasantly surprised that the zazen session were attended by mainly Japanese participants.. there were only 4 tourists, including my friend and me. Instructions were purely in Japanese, but th...more
by: Yutan
I finally gave Zen meditation a try. It was very refreshing although I didn't realize it was so difficult to empty my mind. I am still not totally sure what that means... First, we received the m...more
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