Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Temple is Closed from Dec. 18th to 28th, 2015 (No meditation Class and Tour)


Shunkoin Temple is closed from Dec. 18th to 28th, 2015 due to the annual maintenance!

There will be no meditation class and tour from Dec. 18th to 28th, 2015.  We will restart the class and tour on Dec. 29th, 2015.

Also, our guest house will be close from Dec. 18th to 26th, 2015. We will reopen the guest house on Dec. 27th, 2015.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

Sincerely,
Shunkoin Temple 

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.

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

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)

January 18th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour due to the ceremony

January 19th (Tue)
No meditation class and tour

January 20th(Wed) 
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

January 21st (Thur)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

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

January 23rd (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

January 24th (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,March, and April 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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