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Bring your group to Hokyoji
Engage in your special interest in a whole new way!
Hokyoji invites your group to create your own practice event here in our beautiful natural setting. We can partner with you to host a day of mindfulness, or we can simply make the facilities available to you to create your own schedule and activities. Whether your group is interested in spiritual practice alone or has a focus on the arts, bodywork, nature or other pursuits, we can help you put together a powerfully meaningful experience for your participants here in this place of inspiration and renewal. Mindfulness practice in the deep quiet of Hokyoji’s woods and meadows allows for new insights and experiences, reconnection with the environment, creative development and personal growth.
The zendo (practice hall), walking trails, picnic area and other facilities are yours to enjoy, and if you choose to stay overnight, you may use our dorm space or camp in the meadow.
Hokyoji offers three options for groups:
Hokyoji will provide leadership, facilities and a vegetarian lunch, as well as afternoon tea and snacks. The day will include meditation instruction and practice, a brief talk and discussion, mindful walking along our scenic trails (weather permitting), and some unstructured time for bodywork, journaling or other individual activities. A typical mindfulness day schedule is here. Participants need only show up — we’ll take care of everything. Cost: $35 per person.
Mindful Activity Day/Weekend
Hokyoji will partner with you to create a day or weekend that focuses on mindful engagement with your group’s particular interest. The day may begin with meditation instruction and practice with our leadership, then move to activities led by you (for example, outdoor sketching, tai chi, writing exercises, group discussion, singing/chanting, birdwatching, etc.). After a simple vegetarian lunch and a break, we might lead a mindfulness walk along our scenic trails before returning for another activity session led by you, closing the day with meditation and teatime, during which participants can reflect on the day and share their insights. Cost: $35 per person for day/$110 per person for weekend (Friday evening to Sunday noon).
Hokyoji will make its facilities available to you for a group event that you design and lead, including preparing your own meals and doing cleanup. Cost: $20 per person for day/$40 per person for weekend (Friday evening to Sunday noon).
For more information and to make arrangements to bring your group to Hokyoji, please contact us.