Eiheiji is not just a tourist spot. Since 1244 and down to this very day, its halls have been filled with the sincere atmosphere of Zen practitioners unceasingly carrying out the Buddha’s
teachings as they were transmitted by Zen Master Dōgen. There is nothing special about this practice: We just eat, clean up, chant, sleep and sit zazen, wholeheartedly and in accordance
with the pure standard.
You too can stay and practice zazen here, through these following programs.
The International Zen Workshop (IZW) offers several days of genuine Zen practice. Participants experience zazen, lectures on the teachings of Zen Master Dōgen, formal meals, eaten in the traditional manner, and morning service.
|Beginner's program||Mar 26th-29th|
|1st program||May 20th-23rd|
|2nd program||Jun 26th-29th|
|3rd program||Nov 1st-4th|