ZEN BUDDHIST CENTER

FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

ZUIGAKUIN

   

T 401 Yamanashi-ken
Otsuki-shi
Hatsukari-cho

FAX: 03-3864-4638

ZUIGAKUIN was founded in 1978 by Zen Master Daigyo Moriyama and is unique in two respects. First-in its intention of reestablishing a way of practice as Zen Master Dogen has pointed it out in the 13th Century. Second-in itís attempt to provide access for foreign Zen students . Everyone is welcome to share in the daily schedule of Zazen, Sutra chanting, meals and work. The temple is located deep in the mountains. There is no electricity and telephone. Life becomes simple and clear in the presence of sounds, silence and the rhythm of nature. Thus Zuigakuin provides ideal circumstances for the preservation of mind- fulness in a11 our activities.

 

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CENTER

 

Zuigakuin conducts relations with many Zen-groups and centers in the US., Brazil and Europe.At any time several languages are spoken. Besides English also French and German, at the moment. A branch-temple is located in the south of France under the direction of Rev. Joshin Bachoux, one of Moriyama-Roshiís dharma heirs.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 

At least one week before coming to Zuigakuin send a letter. (return postage appreciated) or Fax, including your name, address, telephone or Fax number, the date of arriva1 and intended length of stay. (The temple is closed from January to mid Match.) Please bring loose clothes for Zazen as well as working clothes. Keep in mind that the location is in the forest and at 700M altitude, SO itís always cooler than in the City. Also bring flashlight, toiletaries, towel and sheet. ĎThe charge is Y4,OOO per day and decreases after the fÔrst week. For further information, please contact Mr Masataka TOKURA at the Tokyo office. Tel: 03-3864-4631(Technica1 Union CO., Ltd.)

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

 

Zuigakuin is about one hourís hike from Hatsukari, the nearest station on JR-Chuo Line. The trail to the temple is well-marked and the local inhabitants can point the way. Hatsukari is about 2-hours from Shinjuku and Tokyo Station.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Morning

5:00 get up
5:15 Zazen
6:00 Sutra chanting
6:30 breakfast
7:00 cleaning
8:30 tea
9:00 Zazen
9:45 work period

Afternoon

12:00 lunch
2:00 work period
3:00 Zazen
3:45 Dharma talk study
5:30 evening meal
7:00 Zazen (2 times)
9:00 end of day

ATTENTION: Depuis le début de l'année 2000, Moriyama Roshi est reparti au Brésil et le temple n'accepte plus les étrangers. Le personnes intéressées peuvent se rendre à la Demeure sans limites, où se poursuit son Dharma, à travers son successeur Joshin Sensei.

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