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News from Shunkoin & thoughts from Rev.
Takafumi
Kawakami

In 2013, a new attraction was added to the temple — the Guest House “Tetsuryu-Kutsu.” The building is newly built and equipped with modern amenities. Stay in the Shunko-in Temple guesthouse and have an unforgettable experience.

the Art of Zen:Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English with Reverend Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami

April 20, 2021

Please join the Art of Zen: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenapril2425.peatix.com Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and particip

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3-day Zen and Self-Cultivation Retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from Jan. 29th to 31st, 2020

November 6, 2019

We will offer a 3-day Zen and self-cultivation retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from Jan. 29th to 31st, 2020. During the retreat, you will learn Zen, Buddhist, and other Eastern philosophies and meditation practices.  If you think that something is missing your contemporary mindfulness pract

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Three-day Zen and Self-cultivation Retreat in English in Kyoto in January, 2020

November 1, 2019

We will host the three-day Zen and self-cultivation retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from January 29th to 31st, 2020. Zen meditation, some of the mindfulness practices, and lectures about Buddhist and Zen philosophy will be offered by Rev. Takafumi Kawakami. The meals are included. The

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Limited Goshuin (Temple Seal) for April, 2019

April 1, 2019

Limited Spring Editions of Goshuin (temple seal or honorable stamp) are available for the guests who attended our Zen meditation sessions (500 yen per copy and 20 copies per day).  Goshuin serves as proof of pilgrimage to that location.  

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CNN X ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS X ZEN AND MINDFULNESS IN JAPAN WITH REV. TAKAFUMI KAWAKAMI

October 15, 2018

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami is explaining about Zen and mindfulness in Japanese culture on the video by CNN and All Nippoin Airways (ANA). You can watch the video on the following link. https://youtu.be/InQAO-i0ZA8

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The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018

October 1, 2018

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami is attending as a speaker at the GIVS 2018 in Tokyo on October 5th, 2018. The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 will be held in Tokyo, one of the world’s greatest cities, and brings together some of the biggest names in business in Japan. The conference will c

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Special Night-time Opening Jun. 29th – Aug. 4th (17:00 – 20:30)

June 20, 2018

Special Night-time Opening of Shunkoin Temple Period: June 29th - August 4th Time: 17:00 - 20:30 (last entry) Fee: 900 yen Shunkoin Temple 42 Hanazono-Myoshinji-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 Japan The closest train station: Hanazono Station on JR Sagano Line The theme of this event

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