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Mosteiro Zen Morro da Vargem, Vitoria

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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. Before you head to Vitoria, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vitoria vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Vitoria has to offer, including Mosteiro Zen Morro da Vargem.
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  • The Zen Monastery Hill of Beans are in the town of 66 km from the capital Victoria to Borrowdale Brooke. To visit you need to make the visit in groups, and the site only receives visitors on days with good weather. The location is beautiful!!! already at the entrance you appreciate the eight statues of Buddha where everyone takes pictures. The monastery press by silence and obedience of the customs of the monks. Anyone who wants to have a meditation session that I found very interesting. An unmissable attraction and much learning.
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  • Worth a visit, if possible, make a retreat. Nice place, which allows for moments of meditation and reflection.
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  • I've been in the monastery with an excursion group. At the entrance, the margins of BR 101 we are greeted by a large Torii gate (the gate of no gate) and a Zen Garden, composed of sand, gravel and stones (chips drawing suggests the movement of water and stones, its islands, forming the Lake serenity). Curiosity: is the largest garden of this mode throughout the West. You can go to the monastery on the Hill on foot, but it's a steep path and considerable distance (2 km). At the top of the Hill/monastery has many spaces to know the history and wonder. Depending on the day, can be with many visitors, which isn't very good because everything is small, narrow paths, etc. The view from up there, everywhere you look is a wilderness. A space to allow is.
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