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Online Zen Meditation Zazen LIVE from Kyoto
Meditation has always been a benefit for calming the soul of an anxious mind, especially in the time of uncertainty. Earlier in 2020, a pandemic broke the normal life and practices people knew, but Maikoya has found a means to share the sacred way of ancient enlightenment through online zen training. This online event will be live straight from Kyoto, where traditional practices still thrive even today. Also this special virtual zen meditation is PRIVATE meaning you or your team members will be the only ones to join.
This zazen meditation retreat is led by a zen monk. During the online zen training, people will learn a calming meditation session right by the tea garden of Maikoya as can be seen in the picture below. The meeting is one’s online zendo, which can be done in any comfortable area of the person’s home. This will be a 45-minute session that includes small talk about the importance of acceptance, the art of letting go, and mindfulness taught by the monk, which will be interpreted by an English-speaking Maikoya staff live.
Zazen is a discipline that will be learned through breathing exercises, body scanning, and silent meditation with the use of the Japanese singing bowl known as rin. In this virtual zen training, people will be soothed and relaxed while discovering the serenity of the world built by zen. Let the Maikoya class be one’s zen center meditation. This zen retreat is highly recommended for individuals, corporations, team building activities, university lectures, and special occasions.
This activity lasts around 60 minutes and includes
- Talk about the zen philosophy by a zen monk from Kyoto
- Breathing exercises and the body scan
- Silent meditation
- Questions and answers about the zen thinking, mindful awareness and the harmony in Japanese culture
How to Book our Online Zen Meditation Training
- Step 1: Please reserve via this page. We will send you a confirmation email.
- Step 2: We will email you a link to the online video call 24 hours prior to your meeting. Just click on the link at your reserved time slot and enjoy the experience!
Or just send us an email at email@example.com with the title: Online Reservation
* Please always reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
* We ask for your cooperation in refraining from recording the zoom session in full.
* Since this is a private zen session, the price is the same for 1 person or for 100 people.
Online Zen Meditation Zazen LIVE from Kyoto
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Kyoto offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.
Our address is Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Please let us know the gender ratio and if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Do you accept walk-ins?Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season.
Do I need to wear a kimono?Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono.
Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair?Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need.
What is the etiquette for tea ceremony?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have kimonos for kids?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have plus size kimonos?Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size.
Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day?Yes! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm!
Do you provide any hairdo services?Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.)
Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?Yes we do.
Where can I buy a kimono?We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.