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One-Day Zen Experience at Mt. Tenshin Shinsho-ji Temple
Experience authentic zazen in a scenic Zen temple
Mt. Tenshin Shinsho-ji Temple, completed in 1965, is a temple of the Kennin-ji sect of Rinzai Buddhism. T Along with being a place for memorial services there are many temples and buildings in the precincts include the Tahoto Pagoda, Mumyo-in Temple, and the International Zen Training Hall. Shinshō-ji, known as the “Zen Museum and Gardens,” opens the door of world of Zen to not only Japan but overseas as well.
The temple offers a very popular Zen retreat to the public, where anyone can experience the balanced spiritual training of a monastery in the Rinzai Zen tradition such as Zazen and Sutra Copying.
With careful explanations by the priest, even first-timers can experience real zazen at ease.
You can also experience “Shakyo,” the practice of copying sutras.
You can organize your mind through a Zen and sutra experience.
The Zen Museum and Gardens is a great place to experience Zen, art, and architecture.
See the experience report for more details!!
- Name of experience
- One-Day Zen Experience
- Name of facility
- Tenshinzan Shinsho-ji Temple
- Postal Code
- 91 Numakumachokamisanna, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima
- Operating time and days
One-Day Zen Experience 9:30am-3:00pm
*Advance registration required by e-mail or phone
*Cancellations must be made by phone at least one day prior to the desired date of participation.
*Some days may not be available due to Buddhist services.
*Skirts are not allowed.
- Irregular holidays
- Payment method
- Local cash payment
- Estimated cost
- 4,600 yen
- Acceptable number of people (groups) Capacity
- 20 people (As of March 2021, the number of participants has been reduced to 10 due to countermeasures against the new coronavirus infection.)
- Multilingual support
- Japanese, English (irregular)
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)