Shunkoin Temple Today is a blog page of Shunkoin Temple. This page provides you Zen mindfulness schedule and the information about the temple guesthouse, Buddhist style wedding service,tea ceremony class,and Japanese style hospitality class (for corporations and business schools). All services are provided in English and Japanese. We promote the marriage equality in Japan. For detailed information visit http://www.shunkoin.com
Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Shunkoin Temple Prayer Hall Restoration Foundation
begun the Shunkoin Temple prayer hall restoration project.
The building was
built in the 18th century and needs serious restoration of its roof. In order
to complete this project, about 200,000,000 yen (2.5 million USD) is needed.
This temple has played a key role in the spread of Japanese Zen Buddhism around
the world in the early 20th century. Dr. Shin'ichi Hisamatsu, a Zen philosopher
and the founder of FAS Society, lived in this temple. His friend and
world-famous Japanese Zen Buddhist scholar, D.T. Suzuku, was a frequent guest
at the temple. D. T. Suzuki and Dr. Hisamatsu often discussed a new philosophy
consisting of both Western philosophy and Zen Buddhism at this temple.
help is needed to save this historical site. The contributor’s names will be on
a stele to commemorate this project. You will be a part of this historical
Buddhist temple's history.
If you would like to participate this project and know how to send your contribution to the temple, please contact us by email. We will send you the details.