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A Casual Morning for Tea Ceremony with Hacarus!

Experiencing Tea Ceremony in Kyoto at Hacarus   In the morning, Hacarus visited Jinmatsuan, a place where you can personally experience a bit of Japanese culture through their workshops and events. I'm going to explain a bit about the history, process, and significance in the way of tea ceremony with some pictures we took during the ritual! What is tea ceremony, what makes it special and from where does it originate? In its most simplest sense, tea ceremony (sado) or…

Practice Zazen Meditation

Our team went to a second Zazen experience, this time at Shunkoin Temple in Ukyo-ku. This temple stands in an area with many other temples, it's easy to get lost there.Mr. Someda’s Google Map has stopped to navigate him on the way. At Shunkoin Temple, all Zazen lectures are held in English. Most of the participants are from overseas.   Mr. Kawakami, a monk, learned about religion studies and religious conflicts when traveling to the United States after graduating from…