Zen temple experience II. Schedule.

When you think of Zen, you think of beautiul garden, calm music and slow pace of life, right? Well, the garden sure is beautiful, but the focus of Zen surprised me. They say it’s all about the moving Zen, which is for example cleaning quickly and thoroughly, and quiet Zen which is meditating for 5 times a day for 24 min. By having rules in your daily routine, it makes you more focused.

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Here is the schedule:

  • 4.50 waking up, cleaning teeth.
  • 5.05 morning chanting, the words are almost impossible to prinounce to Western mouth. I was trying and almost lost my tongue.
  • 5.30 first Zazen meditation
  • 5.55 second Zazen meditation
  • 6.30 Cleaning time
  • 7.00 Breakfast
  • 7.30 Tea time, hanging out like old friends
  • 9.00 Free time, where you have to leave the temple, for us that means sleeping in the park 😀
  • 16.30 cleaning time
  • 18.00 dinner
  • 18.30 tea time and taking turns for shower (quickly)
  • 20.05 third Zazen
  • 20.30 Fourth Zazen
  • 20.55 Break, last chance for streching, cleaning teeth
  • 21.05 Last Za Zen
  • 21.30 bed time

And by that time you’re done. Time to rest 🙂 i’ll write more about themeditation in the next post.

2 Comments on “Zen temple experience II. Schedule.

  1. Hi you doing, thank you for share the experience it incredible like a dream for me, I am Omar Munoz from Mexico I practice meditation everyday, I am a well educated and clean person tha really would like to live the zen tempe experience. I travel to Tokio Japan October 1st to October 18th, I would like to know what can I do to the opportunity to stay the two days meditation in this zen temple?
    I really appreciate your help and guide.
    Congratulations and I really appreciate you effort fo share us you experience and give us the opportunity to learn this beautiful and spiritual side of Japan.

    Omar Muñoz Ledo Ochoa
    Tel +5218110193351
    Email munoz40@hotmail.com

    • Omar, hi. I am sorry for the very late reply. I hope you had a great experience with Osho san. nowadays you never know when you’ll get to travel.

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