Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness & Dharma Talk in English from January 11th to February 1st, 2015


Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation (mindfulness) in your life with neuroscience and psychology. Also, learn the main philosophy of Japanese style hospitality, Omotenashi, with a cup of tea.

*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.

January 11th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 12th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 13th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour


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


January 15th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

January 16th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (already full)

January 17th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 18th (Sun)
No class and tour

January 19th (Mon)
No class and tour

January 20th (Tue)
10:30 - 12:10 in English (no reservation required)

January 21st (Wed)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 22nd (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 23rd (Fri) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 24th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

January 26th (Mon)
No class and tour

January 27th (Tue) 
No class and tour

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

January 9th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

January 31st (Sat)
No class and tour


February 1st (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 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. two 15-minutes meditation sessions
3. explanation of gardens and screen paintings at the temple

To attend the class at 9:00 - 10:30, no reservation is required. However, please the reservation to attend our 10:40 - 12:10 and 13:30 - 15:00 class at least 5 days in advance. (a group of more than 10 people, only). 

The Fee: 2,200 yen/person

Also, we offer exclusive tours for special requests. Please contact us for more details.
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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 January, February, March, April, and May 2015. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university group), please contact us.

The room rates will be changed in April, 2014 due to the increasing sales tax. 

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, please visit our website below.

Website: http://www.shunkoin.com

Email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com 

Tel: 075-462-5488 

Office Hour: 8:00 - 20:00 (JST)


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