If you want to experience life at Antaiji, you have the opportunity to participate in our Zen retreats from May 1st through 6th or from July 6th through 11th 2024. If you are looking for a real challenge, you are welcome for the November sesshin from October 31st to November 6th as well.
First day (July 6th)
|Free time, rest
Second through forth day (July 7th to 9th)
|4am to 6:10am
|Help in the kitchen
|7:30am to noon
|Samu (work), shower, help in the kitchen
|6pm to 8pm
|Free time (be quiet after 9pm)
Fifth day (July 10th)
|4am to 9am
|10am to 3pm
|End of sesshin
|In the evening
|Party around the campfire
The zazen periods are interrupted by 15 minute intervals of kinhin (walking Zen) every full hour. The sesshin ends at 3pm on the last day. During sesshin no talk is allowed.
Last day (July 11th)
|Last meeting, sharing
Fee (accomodation and meals included)
The fee can either be payed in cash upon arrival (please bring Japanese Yen with you!) or send in advance via Paypal by clicking on the “Buy Now” button on the right. As Paypal will charge us approximately 5%, we are asking for a payment of 57.500 Yen int his case.