Zen training centre in South India
Bodhi Zendo is a Zen training center in South India’s Perumal Hills and a meeting point of spiritual interested people coming from all over the world. Here, Bodhi Sangha, an international community, are gathering.
The Bodhi Zendo meditation center is open to all who practise Zen, or who wish to experience it. Spiritual seekers regardless of their religious background can spend some days or weeks in silence and meditation, and experiencing the sisterhood and brotherhood of the Sangha.
At Bodhi Zendo visitors will find a beautiful Zen garden with wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. There is also a considerable library for self-study with literature on Zen, Buddhism, Christianity and other religions, also on Philosophy, Psychology and other subjects.
Bodhi Zendo offers Zen Sesshins (intensive Zen retreat) twice a month. They are given either in the form of Mini-Sesshin (3 days) or Full Sesshin (5 days).
You are also most welcome to stay at Bodhi Zendo during the non-Seeshin days (normal days) and practice Zen with the Daily Schedule. Bodhi Zendo offers Zen Meditations every day throughout the year. During your stay at Bodhi Zendo you are expected to follow the day’s schedule and follow the rhythm of life here.
Bodhi Zendo has 38 places, so prior to your stay at Bodhi Zendo please contact the management to reserve a room (mostly single rooms with bathroom, some double rooms, some with extern bathroom). You are expected to pay only for meals (South Indian vegetarian food) and lodging. Classes and teachings are free of charge.
Please note: new pricerate
|Category||Single rooms with
|Singe rooms without
|For people coming
from outside of India
|Rs. 800 /-||Rs. 700 /-|
|For people living
|Rs. 600 /-||Rs. 500 /-|
Please make a reservation well in advance: Bodhi Zendo can easily be booked out! If you do not hear from Bodhi Zendo within a week, please send your e-mail a second time. If you intend to stay for an extended period of time, please discuss your request with the head of Bodhi Zendo.
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