May.2-6 Meditation Retreat 5 days in Koyasan

The Lecture Canceled Due to Coronavirus

May. 2- 6. 2020

Meditation Retreat 5 days in Koyasan
“Meditating with Kukai in Koyasan”

Message from Barry Kerzin

Kukai was one of the greatest Japanese monks. He was a highly realized Buddhist master and a Bodhisattva serving the people of Japan and the world. Many people believe for centuries that he is still there in Koyasan. We are inviting him to attend our meditation retreat to give us inspiration and blessings. As a Mahayana practitioner, Kukai follows in the Nalanda tradition of Nagarjuna. Tibetan Buddhism also follows the Nalanda tradition of Nagarjuna. We are going back closer to the source. Solitude and silence will allow us to go deeper exploring our own mind and heart. Meditation will still the mind bringing new insights, awakening unconditional love, and joy. You are invited to be part of our family for a special meditation retreat. – Barry Kerzin


Koyasan is one of the most sacred places in Japan, and the temple inn we will stay at is good and quiet. So I feel we should use put up with the holiday travel hassles to Koyasan and have a special time there. Everyone joining will make the experience richer for all. – Barry Kerzin

Dr. Barry Kerzin will lead a 5 days meditation retreat next May. The retreat will be comprised of a combination of lectures and practice.

May. 2 Sat. – 6 Wed.2020

Houjyou-in, Koyasan, Wakayama prefecture
(156, Koyasan, Koyamachi,Itogun,Wakayama prefecture)

【Lecturer】Dr. Barry Kerzin (in English with Japanese interpretation)

【Fee includes tax】Includes accommodation (shared room) and food.
Please note: transportation is NOT included.

・ 122,000yen
・Human Values institute members: 112,000yen

*Please include your name, number of people, phone number and email address.

*Cancellation Fee Policy
8 to 14 days prior (30%)
3 to 7 days prior (50%)
2 days prior (80%)
No show or cancellation on the day (100%)

<Meditation practice>
Shamatha meditation (Concentration/focused meditation)
Walking meditation
Tong Len Meditation (Compassion Meditation)
9 round breathing

“What is meditation?”
“How does meditation help you?”
“What is mind?”
“How to cultivate compassion and mindfulness.”
“How to change your negative feelings.”