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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.

Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English with Reverend Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami

April 28, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami. https://zenmay8th9th.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participants' con

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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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Zen Webinar with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami #2 “How to Meditate” March 30th 9:00 am in Japan

March 25, 2020

Due to COVID-19, in various countries, the governments have imposed nationwide/regional or requesting their citizens to practice self-isolation. Many of you are experiencing high level of stress and anxiety due to the current situation. Please join me to learn how to practice Zen meditation and o

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Zen Webinar with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami on March 15th at 9:00 am JST

March 11, 2020

Zen Webinar by Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami, "Introduction to Zen Meditation and Philosophy" https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WavNCIGlR9yvDLb0TFM-tg Date and Time March 15th 9:00 am in Japan March 14th 8:00 pm in U.S. Eastern Time March 14th 5:00 pm in U.S. Pacific Time March 15th 0:00

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Public Talk on Zen and Well-being at MIT on Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm

February 13, 2020

“Being Zen: Conversations on Living Well and Mindfulness” Date: February 17th, 2020 Time: 5PM Location: MIT Building 1 Room 190 ( MIT 1-190) Thank you so much, Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi for hosting me there again.

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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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Schedule of My Upcoming Lectures & Workshops at MIT and Brown University in Feb. 2019

January 31, 2019

Feb. 24 (Sun.) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Zen Workshop "Embodiment in Zen Practice" at Brown University: co-hosted by Dr. Harold Roth Location: Brown RISD Hillel Goldfarb Social Hall Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/n9pkSgPWKgM2 Feb. 25th (Mon.) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lecture "Self-cul

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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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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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