Ceremonial Building

Ceremonial Building
built in the 18th century

Introduction to Mindfulness

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Temple Guest House is Closed from Dec. 17th to 26th, 2014



The temple guest house is close from December 17th to 26th.  We reopen the guest house on December 27, 2014. However, we are already full from December 28th, 2014 to January 5th, 2015.

Also, we don't offer Zen meditation class and tour from December 17th to 28th, 2014. We will restart our class and tour on December 29th, 2014. However, there is no meditation class from Dec. 31st, 2014 to January 3rd, 2015.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dharma Talk Class in English from Nov. 30th to Dec. 28th, 2014


Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation (mindfulness) in your life 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. 

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

December 1st (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 2nd (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 3rd (Wed)
No class and tour

December 4th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

December 5th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 6th (Sat)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 7th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)


December 8th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

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

December 11th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour due to the annual memorial ceremony for the founder of the Myoshinji school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism

December 12th (Fri) 
No meditation class and tour due to the annual memorial ceremony for the founder of the Myoshinji school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism

December 13th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 14th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 15th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 16th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (already full)

December 17th (Wed) - December 28th (Sun)
No class and tour 
 





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: 2,200 yen/person

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 reservations forJune, July, August, September, October, November, December 2014, January, February, and March 2015. 

The room rates will be changed in April, 2014 due to the increasing sales tax. 

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, please visit our website below.

Website: http://www.shunkoin.com

Email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com 

Tel: 075-462-5488 

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