What To Bring To Summer Ango At The Grail


The weather at the Grail during August can range from sweltering to rather cool. If you are coming for a week, check the forecast; for the month, be prepared for both extremes.

For clothing consider bringing:

  • Sitting robe and rakusu if you have them. Dark colored comfortable clothes if you don’t.
  • Slide-on shoes or sandals will make outdoor kinhin (walking meditation) easier for you.
  • Comfortable work clothes or samué.
  • Clothes for exercise or yoga.
  • A swimsuit might be useful if you are staying the month.
  • Wide brimmed hat to shade you from the sun.

Along with your usual toiletries and any necessary medications consider bringing

  • An alarm clock
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun lotion
  • Hand mirror
  • Sun glasses
  • Oryoki bowls if you have them

The following are supplied, but you may wish to have your own. If so, be sure to label with your name:

  • Towel and washcloth
  • Yoga mat
  • Zafu