If Miami can be said to still have a “crunchy” side left, it would have to be in the community of Coconut Grove, where consumerism hasn’t entirely crowded out pockets of a once-thriving counterculture such as this Buddhist center run by Taiwan-born Master Chufei Tsai, an easy stroll from all the Grove’s downtown. Seekers of spiritual enlightenment and/or a lodging steal with some singular personality will find the tiny bed-and-breakfast here a jewel in the lotus. Amid a secluded, tranquil setting accented by classic Eastern touches such as a stupa, Tibetan prayer wheel, and koi pond are four simple but elegant rooms with private baths and one shared studio space with a soaring ceiling and lots of natural light. It may not literally be nirvana, but it is pretty nifty.
3750 Main Hwy (btw. Franklin Ave. and Royal Rd.), Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Coconut Grove Phone 305/567-0165 Prices Communal room $55 per person. Doubles $85–$125. Rates include breakfast Amenities Tea room Units 5 units Web site Zen Village
Map3750 Main Hwy Miami
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