Ceremonial Building

Ceremonial Building
built in the 18th century

Introduction to Mindfulness

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dharma Talk Class from July 5th to September 6th, 2015


 Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation (mindfulness) to improve your EQ (resilience, open-mindedness, self-awareness, and empathy), relationship, leadership, etc. with neuroscience and psychology. Also, learn the main philosophy of Japanese style hospitality, Omotenashi, with a cup of tea. 

Imagine the good you could do for yourself and others by learning and practicing Zen mindfulness.  

The fee is 2,500 yen/person for the meditation class and tour (with maccha green tea and Japanese stweets)

*This temple is a private temple. We are open for scheduled meditation classes and staying guests at our guest house only to keep the calm atmosphere for our visitors for Zen meditation class and staying guests.

July 5th (Sun) 
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 6th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 7th (Tue) 
No meditation class and tour

July 8th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 9th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 10th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 11th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour 

July  12th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 13th (Mon) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 14th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 15th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 16th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour

July 17th (Fri)
Due to Typhoon Nangka, the 11th typhoon in 2015 and after discussing about the safety of the visitors, we will cancel our Zen meditation class. 

July 18th (Sat)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 19th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 20th (Mon) 
No meditation class and tour

July 21st (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 22nd (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 23rd (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 24th (Fri)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 25th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 26th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

July 27th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

July 28th (Tue) 
No meditation class and tour

July 29th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 30th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 31th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

August 1st (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 2nd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

August 3rd (Mon) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 4th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 5th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 6th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour

August 7th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 8th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 9th (Sun) - August 10th (Mon)
6:00 - 21:00 Obon Buddhist Holiday Ceremony at Myoshinji Temple (no Zen meditation class and tour



August 11th (Mon) - September 3rd (Thur)
No Zen meditation class and tour

September 4th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 5th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 6th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)







Zen Mindfulness Class and Dharma Talk (90 Minutes): Traditional Zen Philosophy and Application to Your Everyday Life

Our Zen meditation class (including Dharma talk and temple tour) is offered according to the schedule above. Each class is 90 minutes and lead in English by the deputy head priest, Rev. Taka Kawakami. He explains how to incorporate Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation into your everyday life by using religious, philosophical, and neuroscientific concepts.

1. 10 minutes instruction of Zen Buddhism and meditation
2. two 15-minutes meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:00 - 10:30, no reservation is required. However, please the reservation to attend our 10:40 - 12:10 and 13:30 - 15:00 class at least 5 days in advance. (a group of more than 10 people, only). 

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person (changed in April, 2015) 

Also, we offer exclusive tours for special requests. Please contact us for more details.
 

Now, our new temple lodging facility is available. We just opened our new facility on December 10th, 2012. 

There are atatami flooring, own shower room and toilet. Each room can have 2- 3 Japanese futons. Linens and towels are provided.

Shunkoin Temple is also located near the three UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple. 

We have started taking individual reservations for July, August, September, October, and November 2015. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

New Prices are;
  •  Single person use: 6,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,000 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax 
  • Student discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5) if you show us your student ID at your check-in 
  • Returning guest discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5)
  • University and school group discount: please contact us for the details

For more details about Zen mindfulness class and tour or reserving the temple accommodations, please visit our website below or contact us via email.

Website: http://www.shunkoin.com

Email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com 

Tel: 075-462-5488




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dharma Talk Class in English from June 21st to August 2nd, 2015


Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation (mindfulness) to improve your EQ (resilience, open-mindedness, self-awareness, and empathy), relationship, leadership, etc. with neuroscience and psychology. Also, learn the main philosophy of Japanese style hospitality, Omotenashi, with a cup of tea. 

Imagine the good you could do for yourself and others by learning and practicing Zen mindfulness.  

The fee is 2,500 yen/person for the meditation class and tour (with maccha green tea and Japanese stweets)

*This temple is a private temple. We are open for scheduled meditation classes and staying guests at our guest house only to keep the calm atmosphere for our visitors for Zen meditation class and staying guests.

June 21st (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

June 22nd (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

June 23rd (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

June 24th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

June 25th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

June 26th (Fri)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required) 

June 27th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

June 28th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

June 29th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

June 30th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 1st (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 2nd (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 3rd (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 4th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 5th (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)
 
July 6th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 7th (Tue) 
No meditation class and tour

July 8th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 9th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 10th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 11th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour 

July  12th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 13th (Mon) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 14th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 15th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 16th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour

July 17th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 18th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 19th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

July 20th (Mon) 
No meditation class and tour

July 21st (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 22nd (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 23rd (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)


July 24th (Fri)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 25th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 26th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

July 27th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

July 28th (Tue) 
No meditation class and tour

July 29th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 30th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 31th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 1st (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

August 2nd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

 




Zen Mindfulness Class and Dharma Talk (90 Minutes): Traditional Zen Philosophy and Application to Your Everyday Life

Our Zen meditation class (including Dharma talk and temple tour) is offered according to the schedule above. Each class is 90 minutes and lead in English by the deputy head priest, Rev. Taka Kawakami. He explains how to incorporate Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation into your everyday life by using religious, philosophical, and neuroscientific concepts.

1. 10 minutes instruction of Zen Buddhism and meditation
2. two 15-minutes meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:00 - 10:30, no reservation is required. However, please the reservation to attend our 10:40 - 12:10 and 13:30 - 15:00 class at least 5 days in advance. (a group of more than 10 people, only). 

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person (changed in April, 2015) 

Also, we offer exclusive tours for special requests. Please contact us for more details.
 

Now, our new temple lodging facility is available. We just opened our new facility on December 10th, 2012. 

There are atatami flooring, own shower room and toilet. Each room can have 2- 3 Japanese futons. Linens and towels are provided.

Shunkoin Temple is also located near the three UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple, and Ninnaji Temple. 

We have started taking individual reservations for May, June, July, August, September, and October 2015. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

New Prices are;
  •  Single person use: 6,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,000 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax 
  • Student discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5) if you show us your student ID at your check-in 
  • Returning guest discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5)
  • University and school group discount: please contact us for the details

For more details about Zen mindfulness class and tour or reserving the temple accommodations, please visit our website below or contact us via email.

Website: http://www.shunkoin.com

Email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com 

Tel: 075-462-5488 

Office Hour: 8:00 - 20:00 (JST)