Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness Class and Dharma Talk in English from Sept. 27th to Nov. 8th, 2015


Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy and meditation (mindfulness) to improve your EQ (resilience, open-mindedness, self-awareness, and empathy), relationship, leadership, etc. with neuroscience and psychology. 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 27th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

September 28th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour 

September 29th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)


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

October 1st (Thur)
No meditation class and tour 

October 2nd (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 3rd (Sat)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 4th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 5th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

October 6th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 7th (Wed) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

October 8th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour 

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

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

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

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

October 13th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

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

October 16th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 17th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

October 18th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 19th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 20th(Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

October 21st (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

October 23rd (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

October 24th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour 

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

October 26th (Mon)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 27th(Tue) 
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

October 28th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour
 
October 29th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

November 1st (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 2nd (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 3rd (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

November 4th(Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 5th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

November 6th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 7th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

November 8th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour because the instructor is presenting at the TED x Kyoto event.








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: 2,500 yen/person (changed in April, 2015) 

Also, we offer exclusive 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 October, November, and December, 2015 and January 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




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