Cherry Blossoms Meditation Retreat

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Put yourself on top of your list and gift yourself wellness during Cherry Blossom festival in an iconic mountain village near Nara Japan

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What is included in the price?

  • 7 Overnight stays
  • Three vegetarian meals a day
  • Day trip to see cherry blossoms with picnic lunch
  • Day trip to temples with picnic lunch
  • Daily meditation and movement classes
  • Japanese Tea ceremony
  • Kimono dressing session
  • Origami workshop
  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Iai-Nuki Martial Arts session
  • English+Japanese speaking tour leaders

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Your transport from and to airport, before and after the retreat
  • Visa for Japan (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Spending money


After training as a monk and living in an ashram for 18 years, Jay is called to create experiences that combine meditation, adventure and exotic travel. He has hosted retreats, conferences and festivals for the past 15 years and traveled to 59 countries with the intention to help people develop SQ (spiritual quotient), to live happy and fulfilling lives, to become successful human BEINGS instead of human doings. Travel has offered him more wisdom than 18 years of formal education and he want to share it with the world. Listen to his TEDx talk and Read more...

Schedule and Full Details -


World Maple Park Hirara is set in the beautiful countryside of Nara prefecture. It has an orchard with 3,000 maple trees and 1,200 plant species from around the world. Our venue is a well kept wooden building that used to serve as an elementary school before the 2nd world war. The village locals intervened in it’s demolition plan, took charge and converted it into a non-profit cultural centre in 2012 aimed at providing rich traditional experiences.

Nearest airport is Osaka (KIX). Venue details and transport info from airport to retreat venue will be sent after registration.


Day 1

3 - 5 pm Arrivals

5:00 pm Orientation

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Meditation

7:30 pm Opening Ceremony

9:00 pm Adjourn for evening

Day 2-4

7:00 am Wake up Exercise

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Free Time

10:00 am Meditation Session

11:00 am Nature Trail Hike

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Free Time

4:00 pm Cultural Immersion Session (Tea ceremony, etc, see list above)

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Fireside Chat

9:00 pm Rest

Day 5-6

7:00 am Wake up Exercise

8:00 am Breakfast

9:30 am Leave for Day Excursion (Temples tour, Cherry Blossom forest)

12:00 pm Picnic Lunch

5:30 pm Return from Excursion

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Fireside Chat

9:00 pm Retire

Day 7

7:00 am Wake up Exercise

8:30 am Breakfast

9:30 am Session & Closing Ceremony

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Departures

NOTE: Some attendees are planning on staying in Japan to tour on their own after this retreat. Drop us a message if you are interested in that

Experience of Past Retreaters:

"I came to the event with a deep desire to uncover my purpose / meaning. I walked away with more clarity and resolve than I have ever had - to build a conscientious workplace where we lead with purpose, build meaningful interactions and drive deeper impact than just bottomline. THANK YOU for that!"

"I am going through tough relationship issues. When we did creative exercise I felt connection with everyone in the group. I felt I am not alone anymore. I can face the whole world and the whole universe is ready to help me. The words from your mouth “May all you sorrow go away.” I felt I have no more sorrow in my life. I’ll try my best to keep this magic going. Thank you again brother Jay! "

"This retreat helped me let go of my self-limiting beliefs, and open my mind and heart. The tools I learnt have helped me in my daily life and I remain grateful to Jay - he is a gifted teacher and guide. Highly recommend this."

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