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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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  • Great place to visit on Sundays. Pleasant, relaxing environment and visual splendid. A site that does not preach religion, but a purpose of life.
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  • The Zen Buddhist Monastery has beautiful gardens, with a wonderful view. Pleasant and location of contemplation. Is close to BR 101 in ES, easy access. Periodically, the monastery offers retreats, when visitors can experience the local routine.
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  • Location important to our balance, calming our thoughts and relaxing the tensed muscles. The Woods and vegetation in environment enriches the lung with fresh air, helping in the process of mental and body detoxification. This visit was planned in advance and for this reason, an auxiliary of the monks accompanied us all the time in the scientific paper expounding the whole time on the activities of the monastery and took us to all the dependencies, only at the location of the meditations, he called a "Canon" that explained all the benefits of meditation and then did a workshop with us. We were a group of 22 people and we all come out amazed. The visits are held the Sunday 8:00 the essential 12:00 and only on days without rain, due to the road being steep, unpaved stretches, too narrow and mostly because most of the activities are carried out outdoors. There are also immersion courses which can only be made with prior schedule, due to some required prerequisites. They also receive by appointment, photographic sections for brides. Is a place of great peace.
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  • Great place! Very pretty.
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  • Beautiful place that inspires the inner peace! 😊 🙏 responding to Marlon Barreto, the visits are in the Sun 8:00 at 12:00 hours. If family in small numbers do not need to make an appointment, if you need to schedule groups.
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  • A great place to relax, very nice architecture
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  • I would like to schedule a visit with my students of the 9th grade
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Where to stay in Vitoria

The two main neighborhoods to stay in when exploring Vitoria are Praia do Canto and the area close to Parque Moscoco. Hotels dominate the selection here, with simple rooms in chain and independent lodgings, alongside luxury options. Budget-conscious travelers will find side street hostels appealing, as well as the more basic among the collection of pousadas (guesthouses) in the city. Stay closer to the airport, or the main bridges leading off the island, if you wish to get out of town on a regular basis to explore other areas of the state.
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