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Trip to Japan and Zen Sesshin

5th August 2019 - 16th August 2019
Tuition fee: $2895

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Gyokuryuji temple Japan

We’re proud to announce the upcoming Zenways 2019 Japan Trip!

Dates: 5-16th August 2019 (sesshin will run from Tuesday – Saturday, 6-10th Aug).

The 2019 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. The highlight of the trip will be a hike up to the top of Mt Fuji (3770m or 12,300ft) and taking part in Obon (the Japanese tradition of honouring the spirits of one’s ancestors) at Gujo Hachiman (Gifu prefecture) with all-night Bon dancing in yukatas (light summer kimonos) and geta (wooden clogs). Circumstances allowing, we may also visit Gyokuryuji, where Shinzan Roshi lives (Shinzan Roshi recently retired from teaching formally).

The cost will be $2895, 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 2019 to be even more amazing as the past trips have been!

To find out more about our Sesshins, click here.


5th August 2019
16th August 2019
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Nara Prefecture 630-0231 Japan + Google Map

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