Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness and Dhama Talk Class in English from February 15th to March 8th, 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.

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

February 16th (Mon)
No class and tour

February 17th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

February 18th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

February 19th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

February 20th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

February 21st (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 22nd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 23rd (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 24th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 25th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 26th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

February 27th (Fri) 
Cancelled

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

March 1st (Sun)
Cancelled 9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 


March 2nd (Mon)
Cancelled 9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

March 4th (Wed)
No class and tour

March 5th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

March 6th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

March 7th (Sat)
No class and tour 

March 8th (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 (it will be 2,500 yen/person in April, 2015)

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 February, March, April, May, and June 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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