The Art of Zen in Kyoto
Spend a day discovering the traditional Japanese experiences of Zen meditation as you learn about the history of Zen before trying your hand at this spiritual form of meditation.
You will start your day at a Zen temple and amongst the beautiful gardens, you will be introduced to the basics of Zen meditation. Zen is such an important concept in both modern and historical Japanese culture that exploring its philosophy will help you gain a deeper understanding of the country all along your journey, whether in Temples, in Ryokans or during a Tea Ceremony.
You will also get to visit a local spiritual temple that is usually closed to the public where you will have the exclusive opportunity to converse in private with one of the Temple's Zen monks. You will then encounter a private introduction into meditation under the guidance of your host - the ultimate introduction into the spiritual and philosophical concepts prevalent in Japan.