2-Day Live-in Temple Buddhist Monk Mediation Experience from Hangzhou

Spend a night and two days in monk’s robes in an ancient Chinese temple in the middle of a bamboo forest. Experiment with Eastern soul searching away from the noise of the cities.

Practice Zen cultivation. Experiment with Chinese Buddhist meditation. Take a break.

Spend two days and one night in monk’s robes in an ancient temple in the middle of a bamboo forest. Eat meals with monks in old temple halls, do sutra chants, meditation and calligraphy scroll transcription, and quiet your mind in the forest.

Your chance to disconnect.

1. Wear monk’s robes and blend into the daily rhythm of temple life, sleeping in the temple and eating only vegetarian alms.
2. Guided by a master monk, learn into the Buddhist culture of Futuo Temple.
3. Experiment with these Eastern-evolved methods of soul searching. Find some inner peace.
Practice Zen cultivation. Cast off anxiety in meditative sutra transcription.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation in the temple
    • Chinese-English bilingual guide accompaniment
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Guided Temple Tour, Guided Meditation, Transcription
    • Entry/Admission - Futuo Zen Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Airport Pickup and Drop off
    • Any individual personal expenditures

  • Day 1: Hangzhou -> Futuo Temple

    Stop At: Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
    Meet up. Depart.

    Early morning, meet up with/be picked up by your guide in Hangzhou. Get acquainted. Depart for the forest temple.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baizhangzhen, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Arrive. Lunch. Futuo temple tour.

    Arrive Futuo Temple. Slip into Buddhist robes and find your sleeping quarters. Take a moment organize your space and settle in before lunch.
    Your first temple meal. Eat with vegetarian monks in the temple halls.
    Meet the master monk in the afternoon, then walk with him on an in-depth tour of the temple grounds. Learn temple etiquette and some of the things that make this temple special - as well as some things about Chinese Buddhist practice.

    Return to the temple hall for an evening meal.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Baizhangzhen, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Dinner. Zen meditation.

    Dinner ends. Zen cultivation begins.
    Sit for quiet meditation under the master’s guidance. Afterwards, moving to transcribe the archaic characters of ancient Buddhist sutras using the calligraphy brush.
    Experiment with these Eastern-evolved methods of soul searching. Find some inner peace.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Simple Meal In The Temple
    • Dinner: Great Vegetarian Table Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Futuo Temple

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    Day 2: Futuo Temple - Hangzhou

    Stop At: Futuo Zen Temple, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Morning class. Breakfast.

    In step with the monks, rise at 5:30.
    Attend your morning lesson. Chant sutras and surrender to the hum of Buddhist song and settle your soul.

    Breakfast: eat a temple hall breakfast. Finish eating then rest outside.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Baizhangzhen, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Temple tower climb. Bamboo forest walk.

    Absorb the atmosphere outside on the temple grounds, climb the temple tower, then wander into the never-ending bamboo forests that the temple. Walk the quiet paths under soft, green-tinted light.
    With no loud colors, sights or sounds to stir your mind, relax.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Baizhangzhen, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Temple hall lunch. Tour end. Return to Hangzhou.

    Return to the compound for one final lunch with the monks before ending the experience.

    Return to Hangzhou.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Simple Temple Breakfast
    • Lunch: Vegetarian Noodle
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Only vegetarian food is available during the trip
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-7873P27

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