At Shorin-ji Temple they have a paper with explanations in English about zazen and how it is done for the foreign visitors. Notice that the oral explanations are not in English. If you want to take part in a zazen session, you have to make a reservation online.
|Address||795-15 Honmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City 605-0981|
|Directions||Shorin-ji Temple is a 10-minute walk from JR Tofukuji Station.|
|Open Hours||Every day, usually from either 9:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. (Check the schedule on their homepage)|
|Closed||Open every day.|
|Notes||Besides the zazen experience, they also offer sutra copying and yoga sessions at Shorin-ji Temple.|
Adults: 1000 yen, high school students: 800 yen, middle school students: 700 yen, elementary school students: 600 yen.
You can make a reservation online by going to Shorin-ji Temple’s English website and sending an email to the address written there, and you will get a reply in English. The priest at the temple is very friendly so even zazen first-timers can easily join the session.
|Information||Japanese and English.|
|Lanuages spoken||Only Japanese.|