The Full Moon meditation at Kongoji Zen Temple is called "Mangetsu Yaza" in Japanese. Mangetsu is Full Moon and Yaza is a Zen Buddhist term for a meditation practice which is normally held in the late evening by Zen monks. During the training to become a monk, Yaza is made without the supervision of the zen master and is known to be less strict and more relaxed. Inspired by this practice the purpose of "Mangetsu Yaza" or Full Moon Meditation is to to release daily stress and to relax. Using the breathing method of traditional zen meditation and keeping the same mindset, will loosen the tightness and stiffness of the body one breath at a time. The Zen priest will guide you during the meditation to sharpen the senses with a unique way of consciousness. Relax under the full moon and learn to live in the "now".
［Date］ Saturday, 06. May 2023
［Time］ 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
［Reception］ 07:45 pm
［Venue］ Kongoji Zen Temple (Main Hall)
Kano ４３３, Minami Ashigara, Kanagawa Prefecture
Lotus Position Meditation
Full Moon Relax Meditation
［Price］ General 2,000 yen
Parishioner 1,000 yen
［Others］ ・Please join the meditation in loose clothes.
・The experience will be conducted barefoot