Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Thursday, June 30, 2011

this Weekend (July 2nd & 3rd) Zen Meditation Class & Temple Tour


In Buddhism, the first step to the happiness is to accept the impermanency in the world. Then, you practice "living in the moment" in your everyday life.

July 1st (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
10:40 - 12:10 in English (no reservation required)
13:30 - 15:00 in English (reservation required)

July 2nd (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
10:40 - 12:10 in English (no reservation required)
13:30 - 15:00 in English (reservation required)

July 3rd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
10:40 - 12:10 in Japanese
「よくわかる禅のクラス」は日本語での開催です。
13:30 - 15:00 in English (reservation required)

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 meditation
2. two 15-minutes meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

Zen temple stay is also available at Shunkoin Temple.

Shunkoin Temple
Website: http://www.shunkoin.com
Tel: 075-462-5488

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