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Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

22 June - 3 July
Tuition fee: $2795

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Gyokuryuji temple Japan

We’re proud to announce the upcoming Zenways 2020 Japan Trip!

Dates: Please plan to arrive in Japan on Monday June 22nd or Tuesday June 23rd. The retreat (sesshin) starts on the evening of June 23rd. Departure on July 3rd.

The 2020 Zen retreat in Japan will be led by Daizan Roshi and Shinkai Roshi and held at a retreat centre near the top of Mount Ikoma, a beautiful mountain just outside of Nara city. This area is seen as the spiritual heartland of Japan.

The retreat will be followed by a period of cultural activities and sightseeing.We’ll be visiting Kyoto, Nara, and central Japan this year.

Circumstances allowing, we may also visit Gyokuryuji, where Shinzan Roshi lives (Shinzan Roshi recently retired from teaching formally).

The cost will be $2795, which covers accommodation, most travel within Japan (excluding airfare), and the full cost of the retreat including meals while at the retreat centre. We will need a deposit of $350 when you book.

Spaces are limited so please plan in advance. We’re expecting 2020 to be even more amazing as the past trips have been!

To find out more about our Sesshins, click here.


22 June
3 July
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Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map

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