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Zen Life at Eiheiji for Gr 11

Gr 11 students visited Eiheiji, one of Japan’s main Soto Zen Buddhist temples for their annual 2-day Theory of Knowledge (TOK) retreat. A tradition for more than 10 years at NIS, the class spends a night at Shukubo (temple lodging) and work as Buddhist monks do (including waking up at 3 am to clean!), eating Buddhist meals and practicing Zazen to mediate and to think....about not thinking.