Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Schedule of Zen and Mindfulness Classes from June 26th to July 24th, 2016




Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy (understand the true meaning of "no mind" ) and meditation (mindfulness) and how to improve your EQ (self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, social management, attention, and outlook) with neuroscience and psychology. It is important for your future outcomes to improve your EQ (emotional intelligence). 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 26th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 27th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 28th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 29th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 30th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour

July 1st (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

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

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

July 4th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour 

July 5th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 6th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

July 7th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 8th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour   

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

July 10th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 11th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 12th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

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

July 14th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 15th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 16th (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 17th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 18th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 19th (Tue)
8:00 - 9:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 20th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 21st (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

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

July 23rd (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 24th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 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. one 20-minute meditation and one 5- minute meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:30 - 11:00 (or occasionally 9:00 - 10:30) , no reservation is required. 

However, please make the reservation to attend our 11:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 15:30 class at least 5 days in advance. Also, our 11:00 -12:30 class and 14:00 - 15:30 class is a private tour for a group of more than 10 people.

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person

Also, we offer private 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 2016. 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


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Philosophy Classes in English from June 5th to July 3rd, 2016


 Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy (understand the true meaning of "no mind" ) and meditation (mindfulness) and how to improve your EQ (self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, social management, attention, and outlook) with neuroscience and psychology. It is important for your future outcomes to improve your EQ (emotional intelligence). 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.

June5th (Sun)  
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation require)

June 6th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 7th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 8th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 9th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 10th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 11th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

June 12th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 13th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour 

June 14th (Tues) - June 22nd (Wed)
No meditation class and tour 

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

June 24th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

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

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

June 27th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 28th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 29th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 30th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour

July 1st (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

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

July 3rd (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. one 20-minute meditation and one 5- minute meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:30 - 11:00 (or occasionally 9:00 - 10:30) , no reservation is required. 

However, please make the reservation to attend our 11:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 15:30 class at least 5 days in advance. Also, our 11:00 -12:30 class and 14:00 - 15:30 class is a private tour for a group of more than 10 people.

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person

Also, we offer private 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, and September 2016. 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