Japan Trip 2019

“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 for August of 2019

  • A 5-day Zen retreat (sesshin) in Nara prefecture, the spiritual heartland of Japan, followed by site-seeing and cultural activities, climbing Mount Fuji, and all-night Bon dancing in Gujo Hachiman to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. This is our 10th year!

Dates: Please plan to arrive in Japan on Sunday, August 4 or Monday, August 5. The retreat starts August 6th. Departure is Friday, August 16. (Note: we’ve extended the trip an extra day to make time for everything!).

Cost: $2895

Contact: for a trip info packet and to register please email bluecliffzen@gmail.com

More information can also be found at the Zenways Website

2019 will be our 10th year! Here are some photos from the past:

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.



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