Tokyo: Zen Meditation and Ceremony Led by a Monk
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- Learn Zen Buddhism from a monk
- Try out Zen meditation, and see a brief ceremony
- Enjoy tea after the ceremony
A Japanese Zen monk of the Soto-shu branch of Zen will first perform a brief ceremony blessing the participants, which also helps clear the mind and focus attention. Each participant will receive an amulet from the ceremony. Then the monk will teach some simple relaxation techniques, useful for preparation to meditate.
The monk will then demonstrate Zen meditation and lead participants in a short Zen meditation session. The group will sit cross-legged on meditation cushions on the floor, but it is not at all required to sit in true full- or half-lotus position. Chairs are available as well. Please dress appropriately.
After the meditation, simple tea will be served, and there will be time for a few questions. English interpreting is provided for the entire session. This experience can help you better understand Japan and even perhaps help you understand yourself a bit better as well.
- English interpreting
Minamisenju station (Hibiya Subway Line station H-20, also on Joban Line of JR and also is Station #04 on Tsukuba Express of Metropolitan Intercity Railway), in front of Burger King outside the West exit. (Open in Google Maps)
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