Japan Trip 2918

“Think of how someone wrings out a wet towel with all his or her might and then releases. Our lives should be like this. For without a doubt it is through maintaining the right balance of intensity in our practice and of relaxation – sitting back and enjoying life – that genuine understanding develops.”

Japan Trip through Blue Cliff Zen Center. A group of about 15 people spend 2 weeks in Japan at a Zen retreat and then site-seeing.

A photo of gyokuryuji temple in japan, where the group stayed during the Japan trip.Photo of the Japan trip group in front of a shrine and waterfall in Seki, Japan.Image of a shrine in Kyoto - Fushimi Inari - that we visited during our Japan trip in 2014.Image of Daizan Roshi doing waterfall practice at Hazuma Fudo-san during the site-seeing portion of our Japan trip in 2014.Image of a shrine at Fushimi Inari in Kyoto, Japan that we visited during our 2014 Japan Trip.





Register: office@bluecliffzen.org.

Led by: Daizan Roshi and Shinkai Roshi

Dates: Saturday, June 9th – Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Details: 5-day Intensive Zen Retreat followed by site-seeing and cultural activities. Some people choose to stay longer to travel around on their own.

Cost: $2555 includes all accommodation, travel (excluding airfare), and most meals. Please plan to fly into and out of Kansai International Airport.

More Info at the London Zenways Website


2018 will be our 6th year visiting Japan. After the Zen retreat we’ll be experiencing the ancient temples of Nara, Kyoto, and hopefully spending some time at Gyokuryuji with Shinzan Roshi. We’ll have an opportunity to do the Japanese tea ceremony (sado), sacred mountain hiking, waterfall practice, traditional Japanese food eating and much more. Check out some of the things we did in the past. There are still a few places left! For questions or to register, email office@bluecliffzen.org.

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