The Institute for Zen Studies Aichi Gakuin University

The Institute for Zen Studies Aichi Gakuin University

Schedule of ZEN

Monthly Sessions of Zen Meditation

Outline of the Institute

Outline of the Institute

The Institute for Zen Studies was founded in 1965. Since it came under the direct control of University in 1980, the Institute has undergone considerable development. At that time, a new Research Center with a traditional Zen Meditation Hall was built in the serene part of the university campus where the verdant woods contrast beautifully with the white sand garden. The ideals upon which Aichi Gakuin University is established are "the Unity of Learning and Practice" and "a Profound Sense of Gratitude toward the Whole World". Guided by these ideals, staff members of the Institute are striving to study and to spread Zen Buddhism.

Event schedule in 2019 ficsical year

"Monthly Sessions of Zen Meditation"
17:00`18:00 (December 15:30`18:00)

  • April 9 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • May 14 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • June 11 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • July 9 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • August - No Session
  • September 24 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • October 8 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • November 12 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • December 3 Rohatsu Sesshin(Special Session of Zen Meditation)
  • January 14 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • February 4 Monthly Session of Zen Meditation
  • March - No Session

"Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures"
18:30`19:30

Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures The Institute holds Monthly Meetings in the Hokodai Zen meditation hall on the Meijo Koen Campus. The meeting is called "Hoko", which means emitting light.
Participants meditate on chairs in the first half of the session (they can practice the authentic Zen meditation if they want), and attend a lecture about Zen and Buddhist tradition in the latter half (green tea and wagashi provided). Each meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. and lasts about one hour. The first meeting was held in September 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Institute.

  • April 17 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • May 22 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • June 19 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • July 17 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • August - No Session
  • September 18 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • October 16 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • November 20 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • December 18 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • January 21 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • February 13 Hoko - Meetings of Zen Meditation and Lectures
  • March - No Session

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