Dates: By Arrangement | Houan

Intro to Zazen at Tea House

Zazen meditation with the head priest of Jochi-ji temple, Eon Asahina. After about 40 min. of zazen session, you will enjoy homemade wagashi sweets and matcha tea with the priest. Beginners are welcome. Chairs provided upon request. Join us to enjoy the fresh morning breeze in forested valley.
If you are interested in this experience, please contact us: contact@kamakuramind.com
Intro to Zazen at Tea House

Time・Venue

Dates: By Arrangement
Houan, 日本、〒247-0062 神奈川県鎌倉市山ノ内1415

About Events

You will sit for a zazen meditation led by the head priest of Jochiji Temple, Eon Asahina. Beginners are welcome. Chairs provided upon request. Join us to enjoy the fresh morning breeze in forested Jochiji Valley at the foot of the mountain. After a 40-minute zazen session, you will enjoy homemade wagashi sweets and matcha tea with the priest. English interpretation available.

The experience will be held at an authentic tea house, Houan built in 1934, reopened last April as the “Tea House and Retreat, Houan."

About the Instructor:

Eon Asahina

A prominent figure in Kamakura both within the Buddhist community and beyond. Priest at Jochi-ji Temple, one of the five major zen temples of Kamakura. Member of the Kamakura Education Committee. Secretary-General of the “Pray Kamakura” Kamakura Religious Council, responsible for bringing Shinto, Buddhist, and Christian adherents in Kamakura together to pray for recovery and mourn following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Creator of “Eon Curry,” a slow-cooked curry that’s been featured in magazines.

Price: 2,500 yen

The Fee Includes:

Zazen experience

Matcha Tea & Seasonal homemade Japanese sweets (wagashi)

Entrance Fee to Houan

Please Bring:

Socks (Socks will be on sale at the site as well.)

Eligibility:

12+ Years

# of Participants:

Min. of 5 people - Max. 10 people

Note: 

Dress code is casual, but please be sure that you are comfortable sitting on the floor. (Chairs available upon request)

We do not recommend tight jeans or a short skirt. 

Please use public transportation if possible. We have no free parking for our customers. 

Paid lots are available along the main street. Please understand that cell phones do not work well in the area.

昨年4月にオープンした本格茶室「宝庵」にて宝庵オーナー浄智寺住職・朝比奈惠温さんご指導による 坐禅会 の英訳付セッションです。

初めての方も大歓迎。清々しい朝の北鎌倉の空気を感じながら、静かに座ってみませんか?

坐禅のあとは、山の切岸に面した小間にて一服の抹茶と上生菓子をお楽しみ下さい。お茶の後もどうぞ庭の好きなところで思う存分、瞑想なり、ご自身と向き合う贅沢な時間をお過ごし下さい。英語サポート付きですので外国人のご友人と一緒にご参加いただけます。

講師: 【朝比奈惠温住職】

鎌倉の禅宗寺院を代表する「鎌倉五山」の第四位、浄智寺の住職。

仏教界のみならず鎌倉の各方面から慕われている宗教者。鎌倉宗教者会議事務総長。鎌倉市教育委員。

体験に含まれるもの:

坐禅

お抹茶 & 季節の上生菓子

宝庵 入園料

持ち物:

ソックス(できれば白ソックス)お持ちでない方は100円で販売致します

参加条件:

12才以上

人数: 5名ー10名様