Ceremonial Building

Ceremonial Building
built in the 18th century

Introduction to Mindfulness

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Schedule of Zen Meditation and Dharma Talk Class in English from March 29th to April 19th, 2015



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.

March 29th (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required) short meditation class only

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

March 31st (Tue)
8:30 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required) 

April 1st(Wed)
No class and tour 

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

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

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

April 5th (Sun)
No class and tour 

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

April 7th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

April 9th (Thur)
No class and tour 

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

April 11th (Sat)
No class and tour

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

April 19th (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.
am

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 March, April, May, June, and July 2015. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

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)


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dharma Talk Class from March 18th to 29th, 2015


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.

March 8th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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


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

March 11th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

March 12th (Thur)
No class and tour

March 13th (Fri)
No class and tour

March 14th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (only for our staying-guests)

March 15th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 16th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 17th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 18th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 19th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 20th (Fri)

No class and tour

March 21st (Sat)
No class and tour due to the ceremonies for the Buddhist holiday (vernal equinox)

March 22nd (Sun)
No class and tour


March 23rd (Mon)
10:40 - 12:10 in English (no reservation required)


March 24th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 25th (Wed)
No class and tour

March 26th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

March 27th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 28th (Sat)
No class and tour 

March 29th (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 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: 2,200 yen/person (it will be 2,500 yen/person in April, 2015)

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

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 March, April, May, June, and July 2015. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

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)