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Mindfulness Tour

A group of Portland Japanese Garden members touring the Stone Garden.
Portland Japanese Garden members touring the Sand and Stone Garden. Photo by Peter Friedman.

This intimate tour focuses not on meditation, but instead on learning to bring mindful awareness to oneself, and the world around us, through intentional observation and connections. 

An experienced guide will provide a foundation for the art of contemplative exploration throughout various Garden spaces, and gently guide awareness away from the busyness of everyday life, back toward the connection to nature and experience of peace. 

Each tour will be slightly unique to focus on the current season, weather (occurs rain or shine), and garden spaces. However, these tours are designed and intended to help members continue to enhance future Garden visits through independent mindful practice through all seasons. 

Tours will begin in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation Courtyard starting at 9:00am, and typically last about 45-60 minutes. 

Space limited to 10 members. Reservations are required and restricted to a maximum of two per person regardless of membership level.  


Starting in April 2024, Mindfulness Tours will be offered to members twice a month, to increase the number of tours available for members. Reservations for all tours between April and December will be released on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00am PDT.