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4 Day Monsoon Mini Break with Zen Meditation in Kerala

Kin-Hin Zen Centre, Kovalam, Trivandrum 695527 India

Zen Meditation Retreat India

As a human, you would want to feel in control. However, Zen encourages you to take a fresh look at your inbred beliefs, to make mistakes and not be horrified by them. Zen acknowledges that there will always be conflicts in your life and encourages you not to dwell upon them. Kerala is always green, and during the monsoon season, its greenery positively explodes and it is a great time to have a well-deserved mini-break.

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  • Two daily meditation sittings
  • Local site seeing trips and village experiences can be arranged for you
  • Delicious breakfast in a local homestay
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Trivandrum International Airport
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will stay in comfortable homestay accommodation with A/C or Non-A/C room at Ganesh House. It is only a short walk from Kin- Hin. There is Wi-Fi, hot water, breakfast, and kitchen facilities provided.


Meditation or Zazen

In its beginning stages, Zazen is a practice of concentration. More than just meditation, Zazen is a powerful tool for self-inquiry. Through Zazen, you can come to grasp Dogen's definition of Zen, to forget yourself and be enlightened by the ten thousand things and through that understanding, you have the potential to transform your life.

Zen is not a technique to be learned, it is more of an attitude toward life and Zen meditation is a superb spiritual practice with no technique to learn and no promises extended.

Understanding Zen means understanding yourself. This understanding cannot be found in books. One needs to experience Zen and the experience needs to be first hand. Zen is to experience observing all your thoughts without acting on them. Be the master of your mind and not a slave.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Morning meditation
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Kerala
  • 17:00 Evening meditation


Karen Sivan


This retreat is located at Country Club Road, Kovalam, India. Access to Samudra Beach from the house.



  • Cooking classes
  • Massage


  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Tour assistance


During this retreat, you will be served with breakfast at your accommodation. They will serve you additional meals on request for an extra charge. There are kitchen facilities for guest use and a variety of restaurants close by.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You will be given free time to relax and enjoy Kerala. There are small, local eateries close by. You can dine in restaurants or buy food from supermarkets along Kovalam Junction. There are attractions you can explore in Kovalam Beach. This is an idyllic spot to watch the Indian sunset.

The local tours can be arranged for you plus opportunities to experience village life.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 Zen meditation sittings with introduction
  • Transfer from Trivandrum

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). Transfer from the airport is included. Kin-Hin will pick you up from the airport. The airport is 12 kilometers Kovalam. The journey by car takes around 30 minutes.

Arrival by train

Trivandrum also has a mainline railway station. You can book your trip to arrive at Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (TVC).

Airport: Trivandrum International Airport Airport transfer included: Trivandrum International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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