Ceremonial Building

Ceremonial Building
built in the 18th century

Introduction to Mindfulness

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dharma Talk in English from April 12th to May 6th, 2015




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

*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.

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

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

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

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

April 16th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

April 18th (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

April 19th (Sun)
No class and tour 

April 20th (Mon)
9:50 - 11:20 in English (no reservation required) 

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

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

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

April 24th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 25th (Sat)
No class and tour

April 26th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 27th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

April 28th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

April 30th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour 

May 1st (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 2nd (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

May 3rd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

April 4th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

April 5th (Tue) 
No meditation class and tour

April 6th (Wed)
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.
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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 April, May, June, July and August, 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)