Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Schedule of Zen and Mindfulness Classes from Dec. 1st, 2016 to Jan. 7th, 2017



 Our Zen and mindfulness session focus on teaching you how to use Zen philosophy and meditation practice in your daily lives and to live happier and healthier lives.

Rev. Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist priest. Also, he completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program's SIY Enage prorgam. By using both traditional Zen Buddhism practice and modern mindfulness methods, he can help you to find the ways to live happier and healthier lives.

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.

December 1st (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 2nd (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

December 3rd (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

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

 We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/

December 5th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

December 6th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

December 7th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20- minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/


December 8th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

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


December 10th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

December 11th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

December 12th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

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

December 14th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 15th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20- minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/ 

December 16th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 17th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour 

December 18th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

December 19th (Mon) - 29th (Thurs)  
No meditation class and tour

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

December 31st (Sat)
No meditation class and tour  

January 1st (Sun) - 3rd (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

January 4th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

January 5th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

Januray 6th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

January 7th (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 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 December 2016 and Januar, February, March, and April, 2017. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university groups), please contact us.

New Prices are;
  •  Single person use: 6,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,020 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

Address:  42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Uko-ku
              Kyoto 616-8035
              JAPAN

Tel: 075-462-5488

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Schedule of Zen and MIndfulness Classes from November 20th to December 17th, 2016




Our Zen and mindfulness session focus on teaching you how to use Zen philosophy and meditation practice in your daily lives. 

Rev. Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist priest. Also, he completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program's SIY Enage prorgam. By using both traditional Zen Buddhism practice and modern mindfulness methods, he can help you to find the ways to live happier and healthier lives.

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.

November 20th (Sun)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 21st (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

November 22nd (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

November 23rd (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

November 24th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

November 25th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20- minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/


November 26th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

November 27th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

November 28th (Mon)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

November 29th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour 

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

December 1st (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 2nd (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

December 3rd (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

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

 We use JINS MEME during the 20 - minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/

December 5th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

December 6th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

December 7th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20- minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/


December 8th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

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


December 10th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

December 11th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

December 12th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

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

December 14th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 15th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

 We use JINS MEME during the 20- minute meditation. JINS MEME is the glasses, which monitors your focus level, calmness and posture.  The biofeedback from the glasses can help you to improve your meditation practice.  Since we have the limited number of the devices, we can measure the performances of five people on this day.


JINS MEME https://jins-meme.com/en/concept/ 

December 16th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

December 17th (Sat)
No meditation 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. 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 November and December 2016 and Januar, February and March 2017. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

New Prices are;
  •  Single person use: 6,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 5,520 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,020 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

Address:  42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Uko-ku
              Kyoto 616-8035
              JAPAN

Tel: 075-462-5488