Summer retreat

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)

Until 3pm Arrival
5pm Dinner
6pm Orientation
After 8pm Free time, rest

Second through forth day (July 7th to 9th)

4am to 6:10am Zazen
6:10am Breakfast
6:40am Cleaning
After cleaning Help in the kitchen
7:30am to noon Samu (work)
12:00 noon Lunch
after lunch Samu (work), shower, help in the kitchen
5:00pm Dinner
5:20pm Dish washing
5:30pm Tea meeting
6pm to 8pm Zazen
After 8pm Free time (be quiet after 9pm)

Fifth day (July 10th)

4am to 9am Zazen
9am Breakfast
10am to 3pm Zazen
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)

7am Breakfast
7:30am Cleaning
11pm Last meeting, sharing
12pm Lunch
After lunch Departure

Fee (accomodation and meals included)

55.000 Yen
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.