Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Philosophy Classes in English from May 1st to June 5th, 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. It is important for your future outcomes to improve your EQ (emotional intelligence). 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.


May 1st (Sun) 
No meditation class and tour

May 2nd (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 3rd (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

May 5th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

May 6th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 7th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 8th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

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

May 10th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 11th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

May 12th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 13th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 14th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

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

May 17th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

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

May 19th (Thurs)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 20th (Fri)
9: 30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 21st (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 22nd (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 23rd (Mon)
9:00 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 24th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (only for our staying guests)

May 25th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

May 26th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 27th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

May 28th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 29th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

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

May 31st (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

June 1st (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

June 2nd (Thurs)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

June 4th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

June5th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation require) 

    
 



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 May, June, July, August, and September 2016. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

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 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


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Philosophy Class in English from April 17th to May 22nd, 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. It is important for your future outcomes to improve your EQ (emotional intelligence). 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.


April 17th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 18th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in  English (no reservation required)

April 19th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour 

April 20th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

April 21st (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

April 22nd (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

April 23rd (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

April 24th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 25th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

April 26th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 27th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

April 28th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

April 29th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

April 30th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

May 1st (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

May 2nd (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 3rd (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

May 5th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

May 6th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 7th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required) 

May 8th (Sun)
No meditation class and tour

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

May 10th (Tue)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 11th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour

May 12th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 13th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 14th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

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

May 17th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

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

May 19th (Thurs)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 20th (Fri)
9: 30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

May 21st (Sat)
9:00 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

May 22nd (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. 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 April, May, June, July, and August 2016. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

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 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