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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.

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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Schedule for September 2023

September 3, 2023

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience Sept. 7th at 10:00 https://kissako-en-sept7th.peatix.com/ Sept. 8th at 14:00 https://kissako-en-sept8th.peatix.com/ Sept. 11th at 10:00 https://kissako-en-sept11th.peatix.com/ Sept. 15th at 14:00 https://kissako-en-sept15th.peatix.com/ Sept. 18th at 10

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Schedule of Kissako Zen and Tea Experience and One-Day Retreat in May

April 19, 2023

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience May 2nd: https://kissako-en-may2nd.peatix.com/ May 3rd: https://kissako-en-may3rd.peatix.com/ May 6th: https://kissako-en-may6th.peatix.com/ May 8th: https://kissako-en-may8th.peatix.com/ May 9th: https://kissako-en-may9th.peatix.com/ May 10th: http

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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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Online Zen Meditation Session in English: Topic for This Weekend “Now” Sept. 4th/5th

August 31, 2021

Topic of this Weekend: Now Thank you so much for joining our session last weekend. The theme was "Let's talk about Zen as a whole again". We've been discussing about various topics, like Buddhist notions of liberty, freedom, well-being, etc. But like Aristotle said, "the

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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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This Weekend: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

July 23, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenjuly2425.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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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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