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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.

Schedule of Zen Experiences/Retreat in May

April 16, 2024

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience in English May 2nd: https://kissako-en-may2nd2024.peatix.com/ May 3rd: https://kissako-en-may3rd2024.peatix.com/ May 7th: https://kissako-en-may7th2024.peatix.com/ May 12th: https://kissako-en-may12th2024.peatix.com/ May 16th: https://kissako-en-may16t

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Temple Schedule in December, 2023

December 3, 2023

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience Dec. 4th:   https://kissako-en-dec4th.peatix.com/ Dec. 5th:   https://kissako-en-dec5th.peatix.com/ Dec. 7th:   https://kissako-en-dec7th.peatix.com/ Dec. 14th: https://kissako-en-dec14th.peatix.com/ Dec. 18th: https://kissako-en-dec18th2023.peatix.com

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January Schedule of Kissako Zen and Tea Experience

January 12, 2023

Our Kissako Zen and Tea Experience is designed to understand the teaching of Zen with meditation, tea and traditional Kyoto crafts.  If you are experienced travelers or regular visitors to Kyoto, this is the experience that helps you to understand what Kyoto is all about. Our Kissako experience i

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The Weekend of Oct. 16th/17th: Happiness

October 6, 2021

Next Theme: Happiness Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English Thank you so much for joining the session last weekend. We discussed "akirameru=as is" with the participants. Akirameru is commonly translated as giving up or quitting. Gensho Setsumon R

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Sept. 11th/12th Responsibility and Free Will: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

September 10, 2021

The Topic for this Weekend: Responsibility and Free Will Thank you so much for joining the session last week. With the participants, we discussed about "Now". What is "now"? There are different concepts of "now" in different culture. Also, can we actually capture the moment c

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Aug.28th/29th Online Zen Meditation & Philosophy Session in English

August 23, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenaug2829.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participan

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July 10th/11th: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

July 2, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenjuly1011.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participa

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This Weekend: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

May 26, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenmay2930.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participan

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May 22nd & 23rd: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

May 17, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami https://zenmay2223.peatix.com Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participants' conditi

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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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