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Private Zen Session with Zen Priest

meditation

Private Zen Session with Zen Priest

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
meditation

Private Zen Session with Zen Priest

meditation

Private Zen Session with Zen Priest

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This is an exclusive, private session for a group (under 10 people) or individual guests. I personaly lead you to Zen meditation practice (about 20 - 25 min.). I will lead the discussion on Zen, Buddhism, eastern comtemplative traditions, modern mindfulness, and well-being. Unlike my regular, group session, this is private session. Thus, we can personalize the context of the session for what you'd like to focus. I have vast experiences in academic, corporate, and monastic environments. Also, we can add other types of meditation and mindfulness practices, like mindfulness-based self-compassion, compassion meditation, loving-and-kindness meditation, walking meditation, ect. After our practice and discussion, I will take you to tour of Shunkoin Temple to learn about the history of the temple and enjoy the historical artifacts, like the bell of Nanbanji Church, the screen paintings by Kano Eigaku, etc. Since this is a special private tour, we will show the places and artifacts which are not shown normally. At the end, we enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese confection.

Your host

Learn more about Takafumi

Takafumi

I'm Rev. Takafumi Kawakami & the deputy head priest at Shunkoin Temple. I travel around the world to give talks and lead workshops of Zen & mindfulness at various academic institutions, companies, & events, such as MIT, Brown University, TED x, Microsoft, BNP Paribas Tokyo, Mind & Life Institute, etc. I teach the practice of meditation with Buddhist philosophy, psychology, neuroscience and other contemplative traditions.

What's included

Food
Japanese confections
Drinks
Matcha Green Tea

Where you'll be

Shunkoin Temple is open for public, except for our staying guests and visitors for our scheduled group meditation sessions. But for this private session, we will take you to inside of the prayer hall and main alters, which are not shown in our regular sessions. You can enjoy the artifacts in proximity.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Please be here on time. If you get lost, please contact us via phone 075-462-5488. We don't accept any cancellations, and there will be no refund.

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Takafumi
Private Zen Session with Zen Priest
New experience
£154/person
New experience
£154/person