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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 location is at the top of the Hill in Vargem Alta and boasts spectacular views. But only stays open when it's not raining. Only on Sundays, visits should be scheduled and there the monks show the entire area of Atlantic forest, places where there are trails and also show the dependencies and temples. It is certainly a great ride.
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  • Place calm and introspective. Good for those seeking out the hectic routine of everyday life and reconnect with your inner feelings.
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  • The monastery is in rural municipality of ibiraçu, interior of the ES, but is so close to Victory. Me and two friends, by bus. To Win, the ticket costs 20 moves. Out of Sierra's headquarters, paid 10. We went down at the entrance to the monastery. In BR 101 there is a beautiful monument and the gate, too monumental, but there is no entry. We followed the walk by some 3 km to the entrance of fact. From the entrance to the monastery the ascent is steep in dense forest. I spent a lot of bad going up, because I'm very sedentary. Porting the hint I can give you is: go by car. We can ride missing 1 km. several cars passed by us, with one or two people, but nobody else stopped. Understand, today is so violent. But to meet us there at the monastery, several people also came to tell us they saw us coming up. The answer was a giggle without graça...rs the place is beautiful, they do a beautiful job of environmental education and explain the operation of the entire monastery and Buddhist philosophy. The statues are beautiful. However, a boring incident ended with my visit at the very beginning: a teacher was very badly treated there. The most beautiful thing he heard, in the middle of 80 people, was "you shouldn't be here" (I believe in function of the monastery have a specific program for schools). It was Sunday (Incidentally, this visitation occurs only on Sundays) the teacher was with 5 students, working for free, on your break, with own resources and was very badly treated, in public. I and my colleagues, also teachers, we were very senses this and we can't enjoy anything after. Worth the experience, but was not as "zen" as expected.
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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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  • Place of practice and contemplation. Good times for meetings.
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  • Beautiful location on the BR 101.
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  • Beautiful place, amazing architecture. Place to meditate and review concepts.
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