Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Philosophy Class from September 24th to October 29th, 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.

But the most important thing here is learning how to live happier and healthier lives.

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.

September 24th (Sat)
No meditation and tour

September 25th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 26th (Mon)
No meditation and tour

September 27th (Tues)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 28th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 29th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

September 30th (Fri)
No meditation and tour

October 1st (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 2nd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 3rd (Mon)
No meditation and tour

October 4th (Tue) - October 12th (Wed)
No meditation and tour

October 13th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 14th (Fri)
No meditation and tour

October 15th (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 16th (Sun)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 17th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

October 18th (Tue)
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 meaure the peformaces of five people on this day.


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


October 19th (Wed)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 20th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 21st (Fri)
No meditation and tour

October 22nd (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 23rd (Sun)
No meditation and tour

October 24th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 25th (Tue)
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 meaure the peformaces of five people on this day.


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


October 26th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

October 27th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

October 28th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

October 29th (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 July, August, September, October< and November, 2016. 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

Tel: 075-462-5488

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Philosophy Classes from September 4th to 30th, 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.

But the most important thing here is learning how to live happier and healthier lives.

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.


September 4th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

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

September 6th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

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

September 8th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

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

September 10th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour 

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

September 12th (Mon)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 13th (Tues)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

September 14th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)    

September 15th (Thurs)
No meditation and tour

September 16th (Fri)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 17th (Sat)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

September 18th (Sun)
No meditation and tour

September 19th (Mon)
No meditation and tour

September 20th (Tues)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 21st (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

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


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

September 22nd (Thurs)
No meditation and tour

September 23rd (Fri)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 24th (Sat)
No meditation and tour

September 25th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 26th (Mon)
No meditation and tour

September 27th (Tues)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 28th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 29th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

September 30th (Fri)
No meditation 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 July, August, September, October< and November, 2016. 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

Tel: 075-462-5488