Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Monday, November 23, 2015

Schedule of Zen Mindfulness Meditation and Philosophy Class in English from Nov. 22nd, 2015 to Jan. 17th, 2016


Learn how to adapt Zen Buddhist philosophy 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.

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

November 23rd (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

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

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

November 26th (Thur)
No meditation class and tour 

November 27th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 28th (Sat)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

November 29th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

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

December 1st (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 2nd (Wed) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 3rd (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 4th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 5th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

December 6th (Sun)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 7th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 8th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

December 9th (Wed) 
No meditation class and tour because the instructor is presenting at the Infinity Ventures Summit

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

December 11th (Fri)
8:30 - 9:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 12th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour due to the annual ceremony at Myoshinji Temple

10:00 - 12:30 the Annual Ceremony for the Founder of Myoshinji Temple at the Dharma Hall of Myoshinji Temple

December 13th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required) 

December 14th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 15th (Tue) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 16th (Wed)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 17th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

December 18th (Fri) - December 28th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour (the temple is closed)

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

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

December 31st (Thur) - January 3rd (Sun)
No meditation class and tour due to the ceremonies and events for a new year

January 4th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 5th (Tue)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 6th(Wed) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 7th (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 8th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

January 9th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

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

January 11th (Mon)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (only for our staying guests)

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

January 13th(Wed) 
No meditation class and tour

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

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

January 16th (Sat)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 17th (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. 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 9:00 - 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. Also, our 10:40 -12:10 class and 13:30 - 15:00 class is for a group of more than 10 people. 

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 November, and December, 2015, January, February, and March, 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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