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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 & 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

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Art of Zen: Online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English

April 9, 2021

Our next online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English, "the Art of Zen (https://zenapril10and11th.peatix.com/) " will be offered on April 10th at 3:00 PM PDT (San Francisco) April 10th at 6:00 PM EDT (New York) April 10th at 23:00 / 11:00PM GMT (London) April 11th at 0:00 / 0:00AM C

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Online Zen Meditation, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Sessions by Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

May 7, 2020

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami started offering his online "Zen, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Programs". Please follow his Peatix page to keep yourself updated for upcoming meditation sessions and lectures about Buddhism, self-compassion, and self-cultivation. https://zenwithtakakawakami.peat

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Our Webinar on March 15th is Available as On-demand

March 15, 2020

We just fished the first webinar of our series on Zen Buddhism and it's practice.  Today's topic was "no-self" and "anti-intellecturalism" in Zen Buddhism. Those who couldn't join the live webinar. The video is available as on-demand. Please go to the link bellow and watch the seminar. h

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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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Lecture and Dialogue on Zen with Amy Webb of Future Today Institute in NYC on Feb. 18th

February 1, 2020

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-today-institute-open-lab-reverend-takafumi-kawakami-tickets-92028390393 Future Today Institution Open Lab: “What Zen can teach us about confronting deep uncertainty and the future.” We are living in an era of tremendous uncertainty. Our anxiety stems from inform

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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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