What you'll do
Let's experience Japanese traditional Zazen with us! The lecturer is Kodo, who is a Buddhist priest in Rinzai sect. An hour-long Zen experience at a magnificent temple in Kyoto will surely be an unforgettable experience during your trip in Japan. Time table: ・9:30am Please gather at Myoshinji Temple's South gate. (We'll send you detailed route after booking is done.) ・10~11am At first we begin with introduction of each other, guidance of temple, explanation of Zazen, and then start Zazen experience being guided by Kodo. ・11~11:30am After Zazen, let's talk while drinking Japanese tea and eating Japanese sweet. You can relax yourself or take pictures of the temple. Feel free to ask us anything you want to know about Buddhism, our NPO activities, and traditional Japanese culture! And we also want to know about you and cultures of your country. Please feel free to relax and come to have fun!
Hi there! We, me Masayuki and my partner Kodo, are excited to offer you the Zazen experience! Kodo is a Japanese buddhist priest. He has experienced severe training since he was in his 10s, and now works as a resident in charge of Buddhist affairs and teaching Zazen in Kyoto. And, we have been engaged in activity of NPO(Non-Prifit Organization) to support people with mental aspirations and suicidal aspirations for years. The revenue earned from this program is fully in the interest of this NPO. If you are interested in Zazen, temple, and , Buddhismthen this is the one you should check up! At Choke-in temple, you're welcomed to do Zazen with us lectured by Kodo. (Japanese traditional tea included!)
About the organisation
We work to help people with serious mental problems and sucidal desires feel at ease. We accept consultations by telephone and email, and create opportunities to gather for people who have a desire for suicide. The high suicide rate is a major issue in Japan. We do not consider suicide as an absolute evil act. However, we hope that those who are suffering can live a little easier and help.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to NPO法人京都自死・自殺相談センター.
Japanese powdered green tea
Where you'll be
After we gather at the meeting location, we move to the venue of this program. That is a temple with the very traditional Kyoto atmosphere. The priest Kodo will guide you in the temple. You can feel the taste of the temple carefully.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests aged 15 and up can attend.
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.
There is an English interpreter. We provide you with guide papaers, so don't worry if you're fluent in English.
Experience Zazen and Donate to NPO!
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£30 / person