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2-Day monk-guided

Buddhist Temple

Meditation Retreat 

FROM HANGZHOU

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. 

Study monastery etiquette and make a personal connection with Chinese Buddhist culture.

DAY

MEET-UP. DEPART.
FUTUO TEMPLE BUDDHIST MONASTERY.
DEPART.

hangzhou hotel tour PICK UP

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

FUTUO TEMPLE BUDDHIST MONASTERY

Arrive at Futuo Temple. Slip into Buddhist robes and find your sleeping quarters. Take a moment organize your space and settle in before lunch.​

futuo "(Cauldron’s Rim)"temple

Originally built in 912AD, today the temple is more than 1000 years old.


The temple is set amongst resplendent scenery – mountains gather around in a surrounding embrace, risen like the rim of a cauldron, forming a central well in which the temple sits – hence the name “Cauldron’s Rim” or Futuo temple.


A procession of monolithic characters in Chinese history have made the journey to Futuo and committed their artistic mark to history – Northern Song Poet Wang Anshi, Romanticist prodigy Tang Bohu, The Lay Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, and National Minister Li Yuanhong included among them, all leaving behind a number of priceless calligraphic works.

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WHERE IS FUTUO TEMPLE?

Anji County, Yuhang District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

浙江省杭州市余杭区百丈镇釜托寺

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LUNCH.
TEMPLE GROUNDS TOUR.

EAT BUDDHIST VEGETARIAN WITH buddhist MONKS

Your first temple meal. Eat a Buddhist vegetarian meal sitting side-by-side with monks in the temple dining hall.