Experience the Spirit of Zen Through Meditation

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With this plan, you’ll be able to experience traditional “shugyou”(training) through “Zazen”. You can learn the heart of Zen! Even Steve Jobs is said to have been a practitioner of “zazen” for inspiration. That iPod you’re using right now just might be the result of “Zazen“! You might ask, though…”Aren’t there many ways to practice Zazen?” The answer is yes, each faction of Buddhism requires different styles and methods, but the philosophy behind all “Zazen” is the same. The goal is to face all of your problems, your aspirations and your desires through meditation – to truly be honest with yourself. The basics of “Zazen” are rather simple. First, take a deep breath using your stomach instead of your chest – relax. Then, sit cross-legged, cross your arms, and close your eyes. With this, both body and mind will be in peace. For those who think they might have a difficult time sitting cross-legged, there is an easier way that will be taught, so beginners are very welcome! Plan Schedule: - A walk through a traditional Japanese garden - “Zazen experience” - Drink Japanese green tea and eat teacakes - (Buddhist vegetarian lunch optional) The walk will be held at “Saishouji”, a large Zen Buddhist Temple near Kagurazaka in Tokyo. It’s a historic temple built originally by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, 370 years ago during the Edo period. Book this plan now and experience the very heart of Zen Buddhism – the very heart of Japan.

With this plan, you’ll be able to experience traditional “shugyou”(training) through “Zazen”. You can learn the heart of Zen! Even Steve Jobs is said to have been a practitioner of “zazen” for inspiration. That iPod you’re using right now just might be the result of “Zazen“! You might ask, though…”Aren’t there many ways to practice Zazen?” The answer is yes, each faction of Buddhism requires different styles and methods, but the philosophy behind all “Zazen” is the same. The goal is to face all of your problems, your aspirations and your desires through meditation – to truly be honest with yourself. The basics of “Zazen” are rather simple. First, take a deep breath using your stomach instead of your chest – relax. Then, sit cross-legged, cross your arms, and close your eyes. With this, both body and mind will be in peace. For those who think they might have a difficult time sitting cross-legged, there is an easier way that will be taught, so beginners are very welcome! Plan Schedule: - A walk through a traditional Japanese garden - “Zazen experience” - Drink Japanese green tea and eat teacakes - (Buddhist vegetarian lunch optional) The walk will be held at “Saishouji”, a large Zen Buddhist Temple near Kagurazaka in Tokyo. It’s a historic temple built originally by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu, 370 years ago during the Edo period. Book this plan now and experience the very heart of Zen Buddhism – the very heart of Japan.

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