Mosteiro Zen Morro da Vargem, Vitoria

#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Vitoria
Those who choose to seek peace and tranquility away from the sands of the local beaches will find both at Mosteiro Zen Morro da Vargem, the first Zen Buddhist monastery to be founded in Latin America. Built in 1974 by Ryohan Shingu, the monastery is located 350 m (1,148 ft) above sea level, and serves as a training center for monks wishing to learn according to Eastern traditions. By using our Vitoria trip itinerary builder , you can arrange your visit to Mosteiro Zen Morro da Vargem and other attractions in Vitoria.
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  • The Zen Buddhist Monastery and a very beautiful place and very interesting, open for visitors every Sunday morning. You pay a nominal fee (which is used in the preservation of the forest). Inside the Monastery the monks organize guided tours, in which they explain to visitors the significance of each of the temples and talk about the routine of the monks. At the end of the tour, we are invited to participate in a "meditation", opportunity in which visitors can learn a little about the importance of practice.
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  • Perfect for those who want to go to a place that will give you peace, I would like to go more often! Select a Sunday with family, friends or alone and go, just go.
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  • ZEN ... breaks the routine of urban life race. Integrated nature with human beings. Place to look within, reflect, have perspective, if you renew!
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  • Amazing place! So close to Vitória/ES and a few artists know. I highly recommend a visit, relax the mind and make a different program.
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  • Very peculiar area, didn't expect to find something like that in the middle of nowhere, a piece of Buddhism in Brazil, it is worth stopping and taking a look.
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  • Place of contemplation to nature (Atlantic forest reserve) and vc connection even through mindfullness. Amazing experience.
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  • Fantastic place, it's worth it. The monastery was very well received by guides. The view is beautiful.
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  • Do you have great experiences in training taught in the monastery. World's first structure, very good to learn to meditate and have good learning of Zen.
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