Learn to meditate with the guidance of a Zen master
Experience the peaceful teachings of Zen with a knowledgeable Zen monk. In this experience, you will learn about the contrast between Eastern and Western thought, and the differences between zazen and western-style meditation. Take some time to quiet your mind, listen to the monk's insights, and get ready to meditate.
Adjust your posture, focus on your breath, and calm your mind
The monk will provide detailed, practical instruction on how to practice zazen, a key aspect of Zen Buddhism that is often not explained through words. To get started, it is important to sit in the right posture, focus on your breath, and try to quiet your mind. You will learn to bring your attention to your body and mind, and find a way to breathe that helps you relax.
Team meditation for a sense of togetherness
Zen meditation can certainly be practiced solo, but there is a special sense of unity that can be experienced when meditating with others. In this activity, participants will get to meditate as a group, sharing the same space and time. As everyone focuses their awareness and lets go of distractions together, there is a sense of accomplishment that can be felt. After the meditation session, participants can listen to the monk share stories and discuss their experiences together over tea.
Experience the tranquility of Zen meditation in a historic temple setting
Get the rare opportunity to meditate in the auditoriums and main halls of historic temples in Tokyo and Kyoto, which are usually not open to the public. These special settings, rich with history and a peaceful atmosphere, are ideal for practicing zazen to find a sense of inner calm.
Large group and online experiences available
For larger groups, we offer Zen meditation experiences in spacious temple spaces that are perfect for team building or corporate training. These events can accommodate up to 100 participants. We also offer online experiences led by renowned Zen monks, so you can experience the benefits of zazen from anywhere, using just your mind and body.