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Zazen at Fukuoka 2009/12/21 00:36
Fukuoka
Hello,

does anybody know of a place to practice zazen at or near Fukuoka? I know that there are several temples in Kyoto that are open for public zazen sessions, e.g., one day per week. Now I'm searching for such a possibility at Fukuoka. The closer to "Nishi-ku" the better, but any idea would be welcomed.

Thanks in advance,
Kai
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Shohukuji temple 2009/12/21 12:43
According to web information, the zazen practices are held at Shofukuji temple in Hakata ward, on second and the fourth Sunday of each month.
http://www.shofukuji.or.jp/zazen/index.htm
Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 AM
Costs: 1000yen
You must continue participate more than a year. (They wrote)

The temple is located at north of Gion station of subway Kuko line.
http://www.shofukuji.or.jp/access/index.htm
Official website of the temple
http://www.shofukuji.or.jp/index.html
Information in English
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dfuku-ji_(Fukuoka)

Sorry. I don't know in detail, because I donft live in Fukuoka now and donft know zen at all.
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information in English 2009/12/21 12:53
Sorry. Here is information about Shofukuji in this website, Japan-guide.
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4804.html
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Thanks, but... 2009/12/21 22:13
Hello,

thank you for your answer. Judging from the web page, the temple is surely worth a visit, so it was a good hint.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to meet the "1 year minimum" requirement, spending only 4 months in Fukuoka.

If there are any other ideas, I'd be interested to hear them.

Thanks,
Kai
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I suppose they will accept 2009/12/21 23:37
I suppose they will allow your short term if you want to practice zazen sincerely.
I suppose they merely want to avoid a person of curiosity only.

I recommend you visit the temple and ask them.
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I'll give it a try 2009/12/22 03:08
Hello,

OK, that sounds reasonable. I will give it a try - especially since I plan to visit the temple anyway.

It may take a while, but I'll post the result here (if I remember ^_^).

Kai
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