Rev. Taka Talks about Mindfulness at TED x Kyoto

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Schedule of Zen and Mindfulness Classes in English from July 1st to Sept.4th , 2017



Our Zen and mindfulness session focus on teaching you how to use Zen philosophy and meditation practice in your daily lives and to live happier and healthier lives.

Rev. Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist priest. Also, he completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Program's SIY Enage prorgam. By using both traditional Zen Buddhism practice and modern mindfulness methods, he can help you to find the ways to live happier and healthier lives.

Imagine the good you could do for yourself and others by learning and practicing Zen philosophy and mindfulness practices.  

The fee is 2,500 yen/person for the meditation class and tour (with matcha green tea and Japanese sweets)

*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.

July 1st (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 2nd (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation class only. No tour.  Fee: 1,500 yen/person

July 3rd (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 4th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

July 5th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 6th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour

July 7th (Fri)
No meditation class and tour

July 8th (Sat)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation class only. No tour. The fee is 1,500 yen/person.

July 9th (Sun)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation class only. No tour. The fee is 1,500 yen/person.

July 10th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

July 11th (Tues)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

July 12th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour 

July 13th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

July 14th (Fri)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required) 

July 15th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 16th (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 17th (Mon)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation only. No tour.  Fee: 1,500 yen/person

July 18th (Tues)
No meditation class and tour

July 19th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 20th (Thurs)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 21st (Fri)
9:30 -11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 22nd (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 23rd (Sun)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 24th (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 25th (Tues)
9:00 - 10:00 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation only.  The fee is 1,500 yen.

July 26th (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

July 27th (Thurs)
No meditation class and tour 

July 28th (Fri)
9:00 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)

July 29th (Sat)
No meditation class and tour

July 30th (Sun)
9:30 - 10:30 in English (no reservation required)
Meditation only.  The fee is 1,500 yen/person

July 31st (Mon)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

August 1st (Tues)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

August 2nd (Wed)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

August 3rd (Thurs) - August 7th (Mon)
No meditation class and tour

August 8th (Tues)
9:30 - 11:00 in English (no reservation required)

August 9th (Wed) - August 16th (Wed)
No meditation class and tour due to the Obon Buddhist holiday ceremonies and events

August 17th (Thurs) - September 4th (Mon)
Closed


    


 




 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 9:30 - 11:00 (or occasionally 9:00 - 10:30) , no reservation is required. 

However, please make the reservation to attend our 11:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 15:30 class at least 5 days in advance. Our 11:00 -12:30 class and 14:00 - 15:30 class is for a group of more than 10 people.

The Fee: 2,500 yen/person

We offer private meditation sessions by special requests (30,000 yen -), as well. Please contact us for more details.

Corporate wellness and training programs are also available.



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 July, August, September, and October, 2017. For the group reservation (more than 10 people or university groups), please contact us.

Current 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, 7/1 - 7/31, 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, 7/1 - 7/31, 10/1- 11/30, and 12/25 - 1/5)
  • University and school group discount: please contact us for the details 
New Prices (since November, 2017) are;
  • Single person use: 7,000 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Two people: 6,000 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax
  • Three people: 5,500 yen/person/night + 8 % sales tax 
  • Student discount: 500 yen/person off for each night (except 3/20 - 5/10, 7/1 - 7/31, 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, 7/1 - 7/31, 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

Address:  42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Uko-ku
              Kyoto 616-8035
              JAPAN

Tel: 075-462-5488