the Art of Zen: Online Zen Meditation & Philosophy Session in English

April 12, 2021

Thank you so much for joining the last session. We’ve briefly discussed the meaning of pain during the session. But this is a very significant topic we can discuss further because we are currently looking for convenience and comfort in every aspect of our lives. But is that okay?

The next Art of Zen, online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English (, is on

April 17th at 3:00 PM PDT (San Francisco)
April 17th at 6:00 PM EDT (New York)
April 17th at 23:00 / 11:00PM GMT (London)
April 18th at 0:00 / 0:00AM CET (Berlin)
April 18th at 6:00 AM SGT (Singapore)
April 18th at 7:00 AM JST (Kyoto)
April 18th at 8:00 AM AEDT (Sydney)
April 18th at 10:00 AM NZDT (Auckland)

We start with the opening discussion.

After the opening discussion, Rev. Takafumi Kawakami will lead guided and silent meditation practices (20 min.)

We will have a brief Q&A and discussion.

Then, he will guide you to a Nanso (body-scan and self-compassion) meditation.

At the end, we will have Q& A to wrap up our session.

While you are meditation, I will livestream the view of Shunkoin Temple’s garden.

*If you are a doctor/medical worker saving lives from COVID-19, please contact me directly. So you can join the session for free.

*Prior to joining the in-person meditation sessions at Shunkoin Temple, you must attend our online Zen meditation & philosophy sessions at least twice.